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JOHANNESBURG---South Africa s former
president, Nelson Mandela, remains "quite
ill" and unable to speak because of tubes
that are keeping his lungs clear of fluid,
though he is relaxed, his former wife told
a South African newspaper.
"He remains very sensitive to any germs,
so he has to be kept literally sterile. The
bedroom there (in his suburban Johannesburg
home) is like an ICU ward," Winnie Madik-
izela-Mandela told the Sunday Independent.
"He is 95 years old and it is difficult for him,
because of all the tubes that are in his mouth
to clear the (fluid from his) lungs, and prevent
an infection recurring." Because of those
tubes, she said, he communicates through
"But the doctors have told us they hope
he will be able to recover his voice," she said,
adding that he is being treated by 22 doctors
at his home.
Mandela s former wife shot down reports
that the former anti-apartheid leader and
Nobel Peace prize winner was on life sup-
"I have heard this nonsense that he is on
life support. He is not," she told the news-
paper. When asked if he was peaceful, she
said, "Very. When he is very relaxed, he is
fine," adding that it helps he is at his home,
an environment that he recognises.
Mandela has been in intensive medical
care at his Johannesburg home since being
discharged on September 1, after nearly three
months in a hospital for a recurring lung
Madikizela-Mandela s comments come
days before the release of the film based on
Mandela s autobiography Long Walk to Free-
dom and which stars British actor Idris Elba.
Madikizela-Mandela, 77, published a book
of her prison diaries earlier this year entitled
491 Days: Prisoner number 1323/69.
"Of course, I wish he could read the book,
but I really wish he could see the film," she
Madikizela-Mandela and Mandela
divorced in 1996.
Mandela served a single five-year term as
president of South Africa and afterward he
focused on charitable causes, including the
fight against HIV/AIDS. He withdrew from
public life years ago. Mandela s last public
appearance was in 2010 at the World Cup
soccer tournament, which was hosted by
South Africa. At that time, bundled against
the cold, he waved but did not speak to the
stadium full of fans. (AP)
Mandela remains ill, can't speak---Winnie
Pope Francis shows a rosary in a box designed to resemble a packets of pills, during his traditional
Sunday's appearance from his studio overlooking St Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday. Joking that
he's like a pharmacist, Pope Francis is promoting prayer as medicine for the heart. Appearing on Sunday
at his studio window, Francis held up a rosary in a box designed to resemble a packets of pills. Francis'
down-to-earth way of speaking in a style ordinary people can readily understand apparently has helped
draw huger than usual crowds to St Peter's Square for the traditional weekly papal appearances. About
80,000 tourists and Romans packed the square on a warm Sunday day. AP PHOTO
BERLIN---The recluse German col-
lector who kept a priceless trove of
art, possibly including works stolen
by the Nazis, hidden for half a century
says he did so because he "loved" them
and that he wants them back.
Cornelius Gurlitt told German mag-
azine Der Spiegel in an interview pub-
lished yesterday that he wanted to pro-
tect the collection built up by his late
father Hildebrand, an art dealer com-
missioned by the Nazis to sell works
that Adolf Hitler s regime wanted to
get rid of. Bavarian authorities say they
suspect the elder Gurlitt may have
acquired pictures taken from Jews by
the Nazis---and that this may lead to
restitution claims by the original owners
or their heirs.
In his first extensive interview since
the case was revealed two weeks ago,
Gurlitt told Der Spiegel that everybody
needs something to love. "And I loved
nothing more in life than my pictures,"
the magazine quoted him as saying.
The death of his parents and sister were
less painful to him than the loss of the
1,406 paintings, prints and drawings
by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henry
Matisse and Max Liebermann that
authorities hauled out of his apartment
Der Spiegel said a reporter spent sev-
eral days interviewing the collector
while he traveled from his home in
Munich to visit a doctor in a nearby
city last week.
Officials are investigating whether
Gurlitt may have "misappropriated"
the pictures or committed tax offences
in connection with them. However, a
spokesman for Augsburg prosecutors,
who are handling the case, told AP last
week that Germany s 30-year statute
of limitations may prove to be a stum-
Hildebrand Gurlitt died in 1956, and
his wife Helene died in 1967. Officials
were unaware of their son s huge col-
lection until a chance customs check
three years ago led them to the Munich
Authorities in Bavaria and Berlin kept
the find secret for more than a year
and a half.
But since the case was revealed by
the German magazine Focus two weeks
ago they have come under pressure to
find a solution that will prevent legal
obstacles from standing in the way of
rightful claims to the art---particularly
if Holocaust survivors or heirs of those
persecuted by the Nazis are involved.
In this Thursday, August 21, 2008 file photo former president Nelson Mandela, left, and his former
wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, right, during the unveiling of a statue of Mandela at the
Drakenstein Prison near Franschhoek, South Africa. AP PHOTO
Report: German collector
hid art out of 'love'
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