Man­dela fam­ily an­gered by elec­tion ad

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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.

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