[LISTEN] Ndileka Mandela angered and disappointed by Vejay Ramlakan book

Publication of Dr Vejay Ramkalan's book,Mandela's Last Year's, was stopped by publishers Penguin last week after legal threats from Graca Machel. Other members of the family including Mandla Mandela have criticised the doctor for revealing intimate details of Nelson Mandela's ailing health before he died.

Eldest granddaughter of former President Mandela has also expressed her disappointment at the level of medical details revealed in the book.

To me personally, there is deep disappointment and hurt. I learnt about the book on 18 July from a family member. As a medical practitioner myself, this is a breach of doctor/patient confidentiality.

Ndileka Mandela

A former state president is protected in as far as I know, in the same way as files of JF Kennedy have not been revealed.

Ndileka Mandela

Listen here as she describes medical info as sacrosanct, adding that she found details to be "disturbing"...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] California resident shares wildfire horrors

[LISTEN] California resident shares wildfire horrors

Laura Corner lost her house in the recent wildfires in California that killed over 30 people, destroying over 100 000 acres.

International market thirsty for an authentic SA experience says SA Tourism CEO

International market thirsty for an authentic SA experience says SA Tourism CEO

This is the message from the World Trade Market in London where SA Tourism is hosting a group of small business owners.

Ever wondered why university vice-chancellors earn millions. Here's why

Ever wondered why university vice-chancellors earn millions. Here's why

CEO of Universities SA, Professor Ahmed Bawa explains why university vice-chancellors earn a lot of money while students struggle.

'Patient-doctor confidentiality needs to be reviewed'

'Patient-doctor confidentiality needs to be reviewed'

Health Ombudsman Prof Malegapuru Makgoba is unsure whether Dr Vejay Ramlakan's Mandela book breaches confidentiality.

"Madiba would have to give express consent for doctor to share medical details"

"Madiba would have to give express consent for doctor to share medical details"

South African Medical Association's Professor Mark Sonderup talks about the ethics of doctor patient confidentiality.

LISTEN: Madiba's doctor details dramatic, touch-and-go event months before death

LISTEN: Madiba's doctor details dramatic, touch-and-go event months before death

Nelson Mandela's physician sets the record straight about Mandela's state of health and passing in a memoir, Mandela's Last Years.

Popular articles
Questions raised about the Grand Inga hydropower project in Africa

Questions raised about the Grand Inga hydropower project in Africa

International Rivers campaign coordinator Ange Asanzi says there are many social and environmental problems with the project.

Are you getting enough sex? Here's the truth about how often other couples do it

Are you getting enough sex? Here's the truth about how often other couples do it

Is there such a thing as too little or too much sex in a relationship? Dr Eve shares findings on the frequency of sex in couples.

Telkom 947 cycle challenge road closures update

Telkom 947 cycle challenge road closures update

Joburg motorists are urged to take note of road closures during the 2018 Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge.

[WATCH] South Africans going crazy doing the #MalwedheChallenge

[WATCH] South Africans going crazy doing the #MalwedheChallenge

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has issued a warning asking people not to do the challenge while driving.

NPO director murdered in his Cape Town home, mourned

NPO director murdered in his Cape Town home, mourned

Curran was found stabbed to death in his Cape Town home about 48 hours ago.

Post Office CEO sets deadline to clear backlog of 13 MILLION parcels and letters

Post Office CEO sets deadline to clear backlog of 13 MILLION parcels and letters

Sapo CEO Mark Barnes says they are hoping to clear the backlog of millions of items by 24 November.

[LISTEN] A look at Gordhan’s explosive submission to the Zondo Commission

[LISTEN] A look at Gordhan’s explosive submission to the Zondo Commission

In the written submission Minister Pravin Gordhan details executive appointments, campaigns of harassment and intimidation.