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Kate on coke at Mandela's (Kate Moss said to have snorted cocain at Nelson Mandela's house)
The Sun (U.K.) ^ | March 6, 2006 | CLODAGH HARTLEY

Posted on 03/05/2006 7:10:36 PM PST by Stoat

Kate on coke at Mandela's
Kate Moss ... snorted cocaine from dirty floor
Kate Moss ... snorted cocaine from dirty floor


in Port Elizabeth, S Africa
TODAY The Sun blows the lid on the sleazy drug-fuelled world that held Kate Moss in a vice-like grip for TEN YEARS.

The picture on Page One of  The Sun newspaper shows her in a hotel with cocaine chopped into four lines on the table.

The supermodel, 32, is holding a rolled-up tube ready to snort the killer drug in another night of wild partying.

We can reveal ‘Cocaine Kate’ even took it at the home of the then South African president Nelson Mandela — moments before meeting the great man.

And our probe also shows Kate:

BLEW an estimated £500,000 on the Class A drug.

BECAME so desperate for a hit she once hoovered up a massive line off a dirty floor.

MAY kill herself if she ever goes back to the drug, pals fear.

NEEDED coke so badly she would brazenly snort a line every five minutes in front of others.

HAD ready supplies in a new city thanks to her management sending out for it.

The latest revelations come as the mum-of-one battles to turn her life around after being pictured snorting coke at a recording studio last year.

She spent weeks in an Arizona rehab amid the furore that cost her deals with top names.

But today a former member of her inner sanctum reveals just how tough her battle must be.

Model booker Gavin Maselle, 36, said Kate was high on cocaine EVERY time he met her during their eight-year friendship.

He added: “Kate has been addicted for years. I truly hope she stays off coke because if she ever goes back, it will be the end of her.”

The front page picture was taken in a room at the exclusive Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, in February 1998, when the model was 24.

Another picture shows Kate bleary-eyed at the hotel during the same trip.


High again ... Kate took drugs at Mandela's home
High again ... Kate took drugs at Mandela's home
Picture: REX

She was in the country for a fashion show and to meet Nelson Mandela for a formal evening at his mansion.

Other models there included Naomi Campbell.

But despite the glittering occasion and meeting one of the world’s most respected men, Kate could not resist drugs.

Gavin, who was with her at the party, revealed she suddenly yanked him into a toilet while the South African president greeted his guests.

She chopped out a line of cocaine — and snorted it from the seat. Gavin said: “She was insatiable I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. We were there at Mandela’s house in the Bishop’s Court area of Cape Town — and Kate was doing coke.”

Gavin first met the model in September, 1997, when she jetted into Cape Town for an event organised by her agency Storm.

Within minutes of being introduced at a lunch she followed him into the gents and snorted coke in front of him.

Gavin revealed: “I heard this tap on the door and this squeaky English accent saying, ‘It’s Kate. Let me in’. So I let her in. She did a line of cocaine and we sorted of bonded there and then.

“She wanted to hang out with me all the time. I was in her inner sanctum for years.”


Plush ... Kate partied at Table Bay Hotel
Plush ... Kate partied at Table Bay Hotel

The next day Gavin arrived at Kate’s hotel and a party was soon full swing again after the model “ordered” a massive five grammes of cocaine. He said: “She got f*****. I stayed with her until we both crashed out.”

But that was just a warm-up for the main event on that trip.

The following day was the show for the launch of Storm Models South Africa, which Gavin was helping to organise.

He said Kate was so addicted she had to have a line just ten minutes before the start of the event at Cape Town’s Velodrome sports stadium.

Gavin revealed: “She was running around backstage looking for somewhere to do the coke.

“It was pandemonium, just minutes before she was due to open the show. She pulled me into the changing rooms and when she saw that there was no toilet seat or other surface to chop up the cocaine she just said ‘f*** it, the ground, let’s do it off the ground’.

“The cocaine was thrown on the floor, not even chopped up and divided into two. Then she bent over, bum in the air and snorted half in just one go.

“I could not believe it. It was gross and unhygienic but she didn’t care.

“I thought ‘my God you will collapse’. But she laughed and went straight out on to the catwalk and was seamless.”

Afterwards Kate partied hard into the night with a multi- millionaire businessman, a world-famous rock star and a host of A-list models, getting through several more grammes of coke.

The model — who now has three-year-old daughter Lila Grace — and her entourage ended up at the Table Bay Hotel after running out of cocaine backstage.

Gavin said: “Kate and I, and about four other top models all piled into a convertible car and drove back to their hotel.

“It was crazy. I was in the front with Kate on my lap and the millionaire was in the back squashed between other models. More cocaine was picked up and we returned to a suite at the hotel.



“The other models were openly racking up lines of coke on the coffee table in the sitting room.

“But Kate wanted to be more discreet. She and the businessman locked themselves in the bathroom. Kate snorted more lines. She let me in and we sat on the edge of the bath chatting. I remember thinking how surreal it all was.

“I was locked in a bathroom with Kate Moss and this famous businessman and the cocaine was flying around.

“More cocaine was delivered and we partied until morning.”

A chauffeur who ferried Kate around during the 1997 trip said she would snort coke even on the short trip from her hotel to the shops.

He added: “She would do a line every five minutes. It became clear that as soon as she arrived in Cape Town her management here sent out to get her the cocaine.”

And Gavin warned last night: “Kate needs to realise what is real in her life, what is good and what is bad — and stay off coke.”

KEYWORDS: africa; cocaine; drugs; katemoss; mandela; moss; nelsonmandela; southafrica


Fight to stay clean


Split ... Kate and Doherty
Split ... Kate and Doherty


COCAINE Kate has been battling to turn her life around for six months.

Her career went into freefall after she was seen snorting cocaine in a music studio. The Sun then exposed her £200-a-day drug habit.

The millionaire supermodel later checked herself into rehab and dumped her druggie lover Pete Doherty.

The catwalk queen spent a month at the £2,500-a-night Meadows clinic in Arizona. She ditched rocker Doherty when he checked himself out of the same clinic after a week.

She had paid for his treatment in a bid to save their relationship.

Kate, who had always denied using Class A drugs, stayed away from Britain for 143 days after her coke habit was exposed.

Police quizzed her in London after she flew in from Paris in January.

But they decided there was no real chance of a successful drugs prosecution against her.

Kate lost millions in modelling deals when top fashion names Chanel, Burberry and H&M dropped her.

But she has managed to rebuild her life and career in recent months. She is currently in talks to sign a £1.5million deal with Calvin Klein.

She is also on the verge of being reunited with Burberry. Kate was spotted at their Milan show last week with former lover Jefferson Hack — the father of her daughter Lila Grace.

Experts predicted she would end up trebling her salary and earn £12million in new deals.

But these lucrative contracts are now in danger of collapsing following our latest revelations.

The Sun Online - Sun Says Kate the dope

Kate the dope
DRUGS have led Kate Moss to do some brainless things in her time.

But snorting cocaine while waiting to meet Nelson Mandela in his home takes some beating.

Mandela served 27 years in prison to help free a nation from tyranny.

He deserved more respect than having a line of coke sniffed off his toilet seat.

For more than a decade money and fame have come too easily to Kate.

She just had to wiggle her chassis and money cascaded into her purse.

It cascaded out again too. A minimum £500,000 thrown away on brain-damaging cocaine thrills.

Hopefully, Kate doesn’t need reminding what an idiot she was.

But she should study the pictures and story in The Sun today.

They might help her to keep off the drugs which once ruled her life.

They might also reinforce her desire to stay a good mother for the sake of her three-year-old daughter Lila Grace.

1 posted on 03/05/2006 7:10:40 PM PST by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Tabloid story. More fit for the grocery store...something some people might want to read while standing in line.

2 posted on 03/05/2006 7:13:31 PM PST by silentknight
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To: Stoat

What's most amazing, and I guess not all that surprising, is all those people around her that claim to be her "friend" and did not do anything to stop her.

3 posted on 03/05/2006 7:23:32 PM PST by neb52
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To: neb52
What's most amazing, and I guess not all that surprising, is all those people around her that claim to be her "friend" and did not do anything to stop her.

Yes, and most notably Nelson Mandela and his entire staff.

4 posted on 03/05/2006 7:27:23 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Nelson Mandela entertaining a group of coked up supermodels. Truly he is a man of the people.

At least his wife didn't offer any of them a necklace.

5 posted on 03/05/2006 7:27:45 PM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: weegee
Nelson Mandela entertaining a group of coked up supermodels. Truly he is a man of the people.

And a man who will likely be insulated from this monumental scandal by an adoring and sycophantic media elite class.

At least his wife didn't offer any of them a necklace.

BBC News The Winnie Mandela Trial Profile of Winnie Mandela

The Winnie Mandela Trial

Profile of Winnie Mandela

Happier times for Winnie

Winnie Mandela was born in 1934 at Bizana, Pondoland, in the Transkei.

She qualified as a social worker in 1953 and met her future husband, Nelson, while working at a hospital in the black township of Soweto in 1957. They married in June 1958, despite her father's objections that Nelson was too committed to politics and, at the age of 41, too old for her.

Their early married life was punctuated by raids as the police cracked down on the ANC and by periods when Nelson was absent - either in hiding or in prison awaiting trial. Eventually, Nelson was jailed for life in 1964.


[ image: Leading the struggle]
Leading the struggle
Until then, Winnie had been involved in ANC politics but was not at the forefront of the struggle. Now she began to assume the mantle of Nelson Mandela's political heir, and to tread the path which led to her becoming known as 'Mother of the Nation'.

Unsurprisingly, this led to a great deal of attention from the South African police force. Her home was frequently searched, she was frequently questioned and prosecuted for minor transgressions against the apartheid laws.

The low point of this period came when Mrs Mandela was arrested in 1969 under the Suppression of Terrorism Act and imprisoned in solitary confinement for 17 months. This was followed by periods of banning and house arrest, and short spells in jail on minor charges.

In 1976, a student uprising in Soweto was put down by force, leaving hundreds of people dead. Winnie was banished from Soweto to Brandfort in the Orange Free State, an area where she knew no-one and did not even speak the local dialect.

It was at this time that Winnie Mandela became well known in the West. She organised local clinics, campaigned actively for equal rights and was promoted by the ANC as a symbol of its struggle against apartheid.

In 1985, she defied her banning order by returning to Soweto after her home in Brandfort was firebombed. After being arrested for breaking the order, the government relented and allowed her to stay.


[ image: A 'necklacing' victim]
A 'necklacing' victim
The following five years were increasingly controversial. In 1986 she made a speech in which she talked about achieving liberation from apartheid by using "necklaces" - a reference to the brutal murder of suspected collaborators by putting tyres round their necks and setting them alight. There was also the matter of an opulent £125,000 house built in one of the poorest areas in the country.

The most serious allegations, however, stemmed from the activities of her personal bodyguards, the so-called Mandela United Football Club. Reports of their brutality were commonplace in Soweto and her house was attacked in 1988 by local people who had had enough.

Mrs Mandela refused to curb the team's activities, however, and the following year came the decisive incident. A 14-year-old activist, Stompei Seipei Moketsi, was kidnapped by her guards and later found murdered. The ANC leadership declared that she was out of control but Nelson Mandela, in jail and in ill-health, refused to repudiate her.


[ image: By her husband's side]
By her husband's side
In February 1990, Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison and Winnie walked by his side as the world watched his first steps of freedom for nearly 30 years. Initially, the couple appeared to have resolved any problems though Nelson refused to move into his wife's Soweto mansion.

Gradually, however, relations between them cooled and in 1991 Winnie Mandela was charged with the assault and kidnapping of Stompei. Initially convicted and given six years in jail, Mrs Mandela appealed and had the sentence reduced to a fine.

The trial was notable for witnesses who failed to appear or whose testimony contradicted statements which they had given the police. One of the key planks of her defence was an alibi that she was being driven elsewhere at the time of the kidnap - after the trial the driver denied that the journey had taken place.

In 1992 Nelson Mandela tired of his wife's political and personal excesses and announced that he and Winnie were to separate. They eventually divorced in 1996 on the grounds of her adultery.

Mrs Mandela, or Mrs Madikizela-Mandela as she became known after her divorce, was now extremely unwelcome at the top table of the now-governing African National Congress. She retained, however, a huge following among the rank and file by appealing to the radicals and to those who felt that progress towards equality was still too slow.

For example, in 1993 she was suspended from the ANC Women's League for disloyalty but bounced back by winning election as its president - the following year 11 members of the ANCWL resigned in protest at her dictatorial behaviour.

Also in 1994, she polled so well in the elections which saw Nelson made president that she not only became an MP but won the post of Deputy Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology. Later that year she was elected to the ANC's national executive committee.

In 1995, however, she made herself unpopular with the government by accusing it of not doing enough to combat racism. After widespread allegations of misappropriating government funds, she was dismissed from her ministerial post by her former husband.

The careers of most politicians would have been finished long ago with such a record, but not Mrs Madikezela-Mandela's. Earlier this year she won a second term as president of the Women's League and even now is defying the ANC leadership by challenging its preferred candidate for the deputy presidency of the party.

Victory in that poll would in theory put her in a strong position to run for high office some time in the future. But given the allegations made at the Truth Commission and opposition from within the ANC, that would mean a political comeback on a scale unprecedented even in Winnie Mandela's own career.

6 posted on 03/05/2006 7:33:24 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

ugh. the things some individuals associate with.
(take it either way - they're both absolute scum)

7 posted on 03/05/2006 7:39:15 PM PST by solitas (So what if I support an OS that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.4.2)
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To: solitas
ugh. the things some individuals associate with.
(take it either way - they're both absolute scum)

Agreed, but we'll see if Mandela, Icon of the Left, will get any heat over this.  Most will probably yawn over it, much as the FR Overseers have, having immediately moved this thread from News to "General Chat" where it will likely languish into obscurity.  With that sort of attitude he'll escape any questions whatsoever.

8 posted on 03/05/2006 7:44:30 PM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: weegee
The girl needs a sammich, not another line of coke.

9 posted on 03/05/2006 7:44:37 PM PST by MotleyGirl70 (Most cats are democrats - did you ever meet a creature with such an inborn sense of entitlement?)
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To: MotleyGirl70
Who is this woman?


10 posted on 03/05/2006 7:47:36 PM PST by Lurker (Cuz I got one hand in my pocket and the other one is slapping a hippy.)
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To: Lurker

Popular Super Model

11 posted on 03/05/2006 7:54:00 PM PST by neb52
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