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Good Morning Mr Mandela - a tell all book by late Nelson Mandela's assistant Zelda la Grange's has been welcomed by Mandla and Zinzi Mandela

Head of the family - Mandla Mandela has defended the book - saying people had experienced his grandfather differently and they could not disagree with the experiences of others

The book is expected to cause a stir - as it reveals untold stories like the treatment of Graca Machel by the family members and events leading up to Madiba's death

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Former president Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi Mandela and his grandson Mandla Mandela welcomed a book by the former statesman's personal assistant, The Star reported on Friday.

At Zelda La Grange's book launch, Zindzi Mandela said people who had a close relationship with the apartheid icon were entitled to share their experiences and perspectives of him.

Mandla Mandela said the family expected that people would have experienced his grandfather in different ways and the family could not agree or disagree with the experience of others.

"We have never sought to dictate how people who related closely with my grandfather thought of him," he reportedly said.

The book also reportedly tells stories of the family's treatment of the icon's wife Graca Machel.

In the book La Grange also speaks of the ill-health of Mandela at the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011. She wrote that he was secretly admitted to 2 Military Hospital in Cape Town, before being moved to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.

According to the book he was moved after the Cape medical team allegedly ill-treated him. He reportedly had bed sores and inflammation in one of his knees.

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Former president Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi Mandela and his grandson Mandla Mandela welcomed a book by the former statesman's personal assistant, The Star reported on Friday.

At Zelda La Grange's book launch, Zindzi Mandela said people who had a close relationship with the apartheid icon were entitled to share their experiences and perspectives of him.

Mandla Mandela said the family expected that people would have experienced his grandfather in different ways and the family could not agree or disagree with the experience of others.

"We have never sought to dictate how people who related closely with my grandfather thought of him," he reportedly said.

The book also reportedly tells stories of the family's treatment of the icon's wife Graca Machel.

In the book La Grange also speaks of the ill-health of Mandela at the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011. She wrote that he was secretly admitted to 2 Military Hospital in Cape Town, before being moved to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.

According to the book he was moved after the Cape medical team allegedly ill-treated him. He reportedly had bed sores and inflammation in one of his knees.

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June 20, 2014 - 11:11am

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