A controversial new book about the last days of former South African President Nelson Mandela has been withdrawn by the publisher.
Mandela’s family had complained that the book, which was written by Mandela’s doctor of almost 10 years, contained personal details.
Dr Vejay Ramlakan, said he had received permission to write the book “Mandela’s Last Years”, but did not say specifically from whom. Mandela’s widow was reportedly considering legal action against the book, accusing Dr Ramlakan of breaching patient confidentiality.
It’s understood the book reportedly exposed “undignified” episodes at the end Mandela’s life, as well as family squabbles.
The publisher said it pulled the book “out of respect” for the family.