Obama defers to Mandela family on former leader visit

US President Barack Obama. Credit: Julian Stratenschulte/DPA

US officials said that President Barack Obama would defer to Nelson Mandela's family on whether he will visit the former president during his trip to South Africa.

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Mandela's hospital ride delayed

It has been revealed that the Former South African president Nelson Mandela's overnight rush to hospital two weeks ago was delayed by around 40 minutes after his ambulance broke down on the side of the road.