Nelson Mandela’s Grandson Visits Injured Palestinian Boy

25 Oct
7:07 PM

Nelson Mandela’s grandson Zwelivelile “Mandla” Mandela recently visited Palestinian teenager Muhammad Tamimi in the hospital of Johannesburg, in South Africa.

Tamimi was shot in the head, in his village of Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.

He spent at least four days in a coma and underwent two operations to remove a bullet lodged in the back of his brain, after being shot at close range by an Israeli occupation soldier.

He was unable to attend school for at least six months because of the injury, according to Days of Palestine.

The boy traveled to South Africa to receive proper treatment after he had lost a quarter of his skull.

Mandela, born in 1974, is the chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council and the grandson of Nelson Mandela. He has been a member of parliament for the African National Congress since the 2009 election.

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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.

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