Johannesburg - The Nelson Mandela Foundation has distanced itself from reports that it intends to meet with Struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's daughter Zindzi over her Twitter remark in which she labelled white people as “land thieves.”
Zindzi Mandela’s Twitter comments on Friday prompted AfriForum to make a call to the International Relations and Co-operation Minister Naledi Pandor to fire Mandela as South Africa's Ambassador to Denmark.
On Monday, AfriForum's international liaison spokesperson Alana Bailey said Pandor had yet to respond to their call.
Nelson Mandela Foundation spokesperson Luzuko Koti denounced a report which went viral in which several Twitter users condemned the foundation.
Koti said the report was “not a true reflection of a comment” he gave to a journalist. “We were contacted by a journalist about our views on tweets by Zindzi Mandela. Our reaction was no comment. So the journalist turned our no comment reaction into a story with no factual basis.