Johannesburg - There have been two other books written by
employees of former president Nelson Mandela, with the apartheid icon's
blessing, his daughter Zindzi Mandela said on Tuesday.
"I received numerous media requests to comment on Ms
Zelda la Grange's book on her working relationship with my father,"
Mandela wrote on social networking site Twitter.
"Former protection officer Rory Steyn [One Step Behind Mandela] & Xoliswa
Ndoyiya [Ukutya Kwasekhaya] published
"My father was aware of both these efforts and gave
them his blessings. Why would he treat Zelda’s ‘Good Morning Mr Mandela’ any differently?" she asked.
Zindzi said she thought it was premature to comment on La
Grange's book because she had not seen it. La Grange was Mandela's assistant
for 19 years.
However, she did feel it was imperative in the interim to
"focus on the principle and not the individuals involved".
According to Sunday Times, in the book La Grange
describes how family in-fighting sidelined Mandela's wife Gra?a Machel and many
of his close friends.
La Grange said the exception was Zindzi.
Mandela's eldest daughter Makaziwe Mandela told the
newspaper La Grange would have to substantiate her claims against the family or
she would be sued.
La Grange told the Sunday Times she had told the truth:
"There's not one line that can be contested in the book."
Zindzi continued on Twitter: "It's common knowledge,
when Tata was asked how he wished to be remembered, he'd often say that he
wants people to decide for themselves."
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