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Mandela's family dives into reality television

Thursday, February 07, 2013 - 01:27

Feb. 07 - Two of Nelson Mandela's granddaughters document their lives for a new show titled ''Being Mandela.'' Alicia Powell reports.

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Nelson Mandela's granddaughters are giving audiences a rare view inside their family with a new reality show titled "Being Mandela." Sisters Zaziwe and Swati, daughters of Mandela's offspring Zenani say the best way to describe the show is 'family fun.' Thirty-three year-old Swati. SOUNDBITE: Swati Dlamini, 'Being Mandela', saying (English): "It's very much a family show. Family dynamics, family interactions. And just some of the journeys we go on as a family. Visiting Robben Island for the first time since my grandfather's been released." Mandela has recently suffered a number of health setbacks. During the filming of the show, the sisters talk about the reports on their grandfather's health and Zaziwe says their reaction to inaccuracies is not manufactured. SOUNDBITE: Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway, 'Being Mandela', saying: "When we hear something for the first time you probably see it on the show as well. So you'll see how we feel when the whole world just overacts. And half the time it's not true, you know, people over-exaggerate. And we get it, people are worried about him, people love him so much and we get that they're worried about him." Before heading to the U.S. to promote the show, the sisters paid a visit to Mandela and snapped a photo of Zaziwe's son, the youngest member of the family, with the former president. SOUNDBITE: Swati Dlamini, 'Being Mandela', saying (English): "He's in great health, he's doing very well. We actually went to see him the day we were traveling out here just to say bye and we're leaving. We took the kids by, you know, just to say bye. So he's doing very well. He's in very good health." "Being Mandela" will air on the U.S. television network COZI TV on February 10th.

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Mandela's family dives into reality television

Thursday, February 07, 2013 - 01:27

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