Skip to comments.Daily Mail: Mandela Memorial 'a Disgrace,' Turnout 'Embarrassingly Poor'
Posted on 12/12/2013 2:10:56 AM PST by markomalley
Though with kind words for Nelson Mandela and for the speeches given at his tribute, the Daily Mail's David Jones reports from the scene that the event was "a shambles" and embarrassing for the late leader.
In a scathing column for the Mail, Jones laments the empty stadium, the chronic booing of the event's host, and the fact that the ceremony -- four hours long -- began 57 minutes late. "Its my view that yesterdays memorial ceremony for Nelson Mandela not only failed to reflect the towering achievements of the man," he writes, "at times, it was a shambolic disgrace to his name."
Jones notes the stadium, home to the last World Cup, was only two-thirds full. Despite warnings of potentially discordant crowds, "we gazed down upon rows of empty seats" and an "embarrassingly poor" turnout. What's more, he adds, the crowd that was there required disciplining as it booed the image of current South African President Jacob Zuma, the host of the event, whenever he appeared on the jumbotron. The crowd also cheered Mandela's second wife, Winnie, more than his third, Jones recounts.
The crowd played a winners-and-losers game with the guests that made the event "almost like being in a Roman amphitheatre" and "frankly distasteful," writes Jones.
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An interesting coincidence about the time schedule slippage: not only did the event start an hour late, but that happens to be exactly how late President Selfie was in getting to said event.
Other FAILs of note: the phony sign-language interpreter, who wasn’t vetted by anyone, yet was able to be present on-stage with many world leaders, and the apparent tidbit that the first 10% of the crowd let into the stadium was never security-screened.
What did they expect?
I guess some of the people who were scheduled to attend had somehow been tortured to death by Mandela Necklace. Others needed to burglareiz Desmond Tutu’s house.
1 South Africa post civilization.
2 What more can one expect at a leftist, statist, Communist funeral in a sports stadium.
3 Then there is president selfie.
4 You couldn’t pay me enough to be there in reverence to what.
You mean the white western liberal lawyer colonization of Africa through Mandela is not popular in Africa? Just like Gandi is hated in India for ushering Pakistan?
My, those ungrateful uncle toms...
That event, with its lax security, was an Al Queerda wet dream; I’m surprised they didn’t act on it.
socialist South Africa is doomed. I predict a combination of Zulus and Whites will take over the Govenment and bring order in a crack down that will make people wish for the good old days.
That will happennto the moans and cries of the Fabian British media and its Alinsky ueber racist counterpart.
I am not falling for another Kosovo or Syria.
This self important fraud was late to a funeral?
Says all that needs to be said.
I think he had a hit of Choom and was probably a lit up.
Michelle at least acted with some reservedness.
Why is there no coverage of Clinton and Bush detailing their behavior?
The South African crowd cheered Winnie Mandela——the Necklacing Practicioner?
“Necklacing” is the savage Third World practice of horrific execution and torture——forcing a rubber tire, filled with gasoline, around a victim’s chest and arms, and setting it ablaze.
While her then-husband Nelson was in jail, Winnie practiced this most primitive forms of torture/murder known to mankind - apparently there are pictures of Winnie forcing a tire filled with gasoline around victims’ neck and arms.
She had no compunction about doing this——even to pre-teen girls.
So it could be that the antics of President Selfie were perfectly in tune with the seriousness of the occasion.
Na statement from Cruz yet on his part in this fraud.
made the event “almost like being in a Roman amphitheatre” and “frankly distasteful,”
“distasteful” Well, jug ears and moochie was there after all.
“the first 10% of the crowd let into the stadium was never security-screened.”....
Another opportunity lost?
soon to be added to the OED...
I found it interesting that I saw not one white face in the seats. Not one.
Did something happen to Nelson Mandela?
“The Heart of Darkness” wins. Again
Winnie was the really bad one... I'm surprised Oprah hasn't condemned her crap... or Jackson or Sham-ton... /s
How can they have a funeral for Mandela without at least one person getting a tire necklace?
That is total disrespect.
This just further reinforces my opinion that many leaders adored by leftists as icons of history actually get far more adulation if they’re assassinated in their primes than they get if they wither away and die a natural death. As time goes on, the full impact of their accomplishments (or lack thereof) becomes more clear, and even in a modern, pagan culture there’s something rather odd about having two “widows” sitting up there at a memorial service.
Sooo.. A whole buncha communist leaders get together to celebrate a communist’s death and turn the service into a catcall for people they socially dislike turn it into a party atmosphere for themselves give lip service to diversity (sign interpreter) and leave the peasants outside.
And people are surprised how?
Gandhi is hated in India? Who have YOU been talking to? Gandhi spent most of his final years fighting Partition, so to blame Pakistan on him is absurd. “Credit” for that cesspool belongs to Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
The British Trotskyites are upset that the Stalinist Africans acted like communists. Next time, pass out icepicks.
I was talking to people from India. He made India surrender all this territory to muslims, morally equalizing Hindus with muslim animals.
And I was not talking about the partition. If India had not parted, India would be full moslem by now given how they multiply. Again, Gandhi was fully sponsored to subjugage India behind anticolonialist bull sht.
I bet it was not attendance, it was Hussein’s SS.
Mandela doesn’t deserve kind words, he deserves the farce that this memorial service became.
except a bunch of people should have been necklaced to make it more of an honor to him.
Horsecrap. Gandhi was vehemently opposed to the establishment of a separate muslime nation on the Indian subcontinent. His longest fast, in 1943, was in support of Hindu-muslime unity.
and she is a hero to them.
Winnie was not “the” bad one. Her husband was a terrorist, he even okayed bombings from his prison cell that killed a lot of people.
There would be no Hindu’s left by now
Were they blowing their Vuvuzelas the whole time?
I suspect there were very few whites in the stadium.
Gandhi was assassinated because of it.
Besides being pure speculation what does that have to do with anything?
Africa wins again...
Working in a Goldfields / Newmont affiliated mining company with a good number of white South African geologists and engineers, I got a somewhat different view of Mandela. There is no question that he and Winnie were revolutionaries with the blood of many white and black South Africans on their hands. When he went to prison she continued her murderous ways with the ANC youth movement, directing the killing of rather more black African youth than whites.
Nelson slowly changed in prison. When he came out, he had dropped the Maoist revolutionary demands and, still a communist, he was willing to negotiate a gradualist approach. More importantly, he genuinely wanted a multi racial society and could understand the catastrophe of a purging of whites and others. Still not a pretty picture but probably the best for that moment in history.
Hahahah unity with muslims. Exactly why Gandhi is rightly despised in India. Typical liberal colonialist bull sht.
I find it funny that the French left Algeria because they knew staying there would mean a muslim France, but somehow that was good for India... yeah, right.
Not sure if the word assassination describes it.
Now Obama trying to play like he is the Mandela in Africa is clearly an imposture using the grave of the dead as a personal podium.
Gandhi is not despised in India. Far from it. It’s deranged to blame Gandhi for the savagery and intransigence of muslimes. He tried his best to reconcile India’s widely disparate religious sects and he failed — ultimately giving his life in the cause.
There were comments that Mandela’s funeral would be comparable to that of Winston Churchill. Obviously there was no comparison as Churchill was honored with pomp and dignity while Mandela’s funeral appeared to have been choreographed by the Marx Brothers.
Turned out to be nothing more than a pop culture, UN, foreign dignitary circle jerk.
and all that history is totally ignored by the media and such these days. Even National Review went over the top and treated the man as if he were like Jesus.
Gandhi was a shill for western fabian accademia. It was replacing a colony with another authority, not anything close to US independence which removed completely jurisdictions of the empire.
Gandhi was a demoralizer burdening victims of islam. Hindus never surrendered enough. And no, i know plenty of Indians who do not like him. It is not “deranged”.