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Mandela Funeral in Primetime?

This might make for an awkward family reunion: Nelson Mandela’s grandson is denying he sold the rights to his famous grandfather’s funeral to the South African Broadcasting Corporation for about $376,000. Mandela is now 90, and the revered former president of South Africa and Nobel laureate is in failing health. An anonymous family source told The Sunday World newspaper that the other family members were “shocked and disgusted” by Mandla Mandela’s decision to sell the TV rights to the funeral, which is sure to be a major political event. “There is no such thing. I know nothing about such a thing,” Mandla Mandela said. “We don’t know anything about this as a family. My name will not be rubbished like this.”