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South African Government Slams President Trump Over Alleged 'Fuck Mandela' Comments

Both the ANC and Nelson Mandela Foundation have denounced President Trump's allegedly 'disparaging' comments about the late Anti-Apartheid veteran Nelson Mandela.

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) government and Nelson Mandela Foundation have fired back at recent comments allegedly made by American President Donald Trump about the late anti-Apartheid veteran Nelson Mandela. In a book titled Disloyal, a Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J Trump and written by Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer, Trump reportedly describes the former Nobel Peace Prize-winning statesman saying, "Mandela fucked the whole country up. Now it's a shithole. Fuck Mandela. He was no leader."


While shocking, Trump's comments are admittedly unsurprising. The American president has, in the past, made several disparaging comments and remarks about African countries and their respective governments. Back in 2018, he referred to Haiti and other African nations as "shithole" countries. Speaking further on the matter and in relation to immigration specifically, Trump dug in his heels asking, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

Trump has also tweeted about how South Africa is a "crime ridden mess" and "dangerous" as far back as 2013.

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In response to Trump's comments about Mandela, the ANC released a statement which in part reads, "All freedom-loving people of the world are appalled by these insults, which come from a person who himself is not a model of competent leadership." The ruling party added that Trump is a "divisive, misogynistic and disrespectful person" who could take a page from Mandela's book in terms of leadership.

Additionally, the Nelson Mandela Foundation issued their own statement which, according to EWN, reads: "...Leaders who conduct themselves in the way that Trump does [are] not in a position to offer authoritative commentary on the life and work of Madiba."

In response to the furore around Cohen's memoir, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that, "Michael Cohen is a disgraced felon and disbarred lawyer who lied to Congress." McEnany went on to add that, "He has lost all credibility, and it's unsurprising to see his latest attempt to profit off of lies."

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Ugandan Sports Maven Usher Komugisha Is Preparing To Spread Her Wings

After successfully commentating at the recent Basketball Africa League held in Kigali, award-winning sports journalist and analyst Usher Komughisha is dead set on pursuing a new challenge.

Most times, when we think of sports industry personalities, especially in Africa, the first name that springs to mind is usually that of a male. Women, however, are increasingly breaking barriers and taking up their rightful positions everywhere in society. And it's so inspiring to watch!


Usher Komugisha continues to defy the odds, and she is rising to become a household name in the sports industry in Africa. If you followed the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) competition that kicked off on May 16, 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda, then you definitely know who we are talking about. With great power, control and a unique voice, Usher commanded the attention of basketball lovers in the 215 countries it was broadcasted to.

Usher's bubbly personality, which shone through when I first contacted her telephonically, brought warmth, a sense of comfort and for a minute it felt like we'd been friends for eternity. Below, she lets us into her sport-filled world...

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