Nelson Mandela's death may unite South Africa for a time but
a struggle within the African National Congress will follow
over who will inherit his legacy, Prof Philip Nel, of the
University of Otago, says.
As the death of Nelson Mandela intensified emotions around
the globe yesterday, former All Black coach Laurie Mains
shared his impressions of the man he believed had the
greatest influence on his life.
South Africans united in mourning for Nelson Mandela
yesterday, but some feared the anti-apartheid hero's death
could leave their country vulnerable again to the racial and
social tensions he did so much to pacify.
Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson
Mandela is responding to treatment but remains in a critical
but stable condition after more than a month in hospital, the
office of President Jacob Zuma says.