Mandela family angered by election ad
The Mandela family has reacted angrily after the former South African leader’s voice was used in an election advert for the country’s main opposition.
In the ad, posted on YouTube, a young woman is in a polling booth considering voting for the governing ANC. As Nelson Mandela’s voice is heard calling for justice, peace, work and bread, she then decides to vote for the Democratic Alliance (DA) instead.
Chief Mandla Mandela accused the DA of abusing his grandfather’s name.
In other comments, Mandla Mandela, who is himself a member of parliament for the African National Congress (ANC), said the DA was seeking to “preserve white privilege” and demanded the ad be withdrawn.