The Mandela Foundation was galled by a very saddening episode where Congolese dictator Denis Sassou-Ngweso used the name of anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela to illegally paint a rosy picture for himself. Sassou-Ngwesso proved to be a plagiarizer-in-chief in his book ‘Straight Talking for Africa’ whose forward was invented by his colleagues and praises Mr Sassou-Nguesso as "one of our great African leaders.” How can you compare a wino and patriot? How can you compare a sinner and a saint?
"Mandela's name doesn't belong to the foundation but to the African continent. We don't need their authorization to publish what Mandela said after the Congolese gave their blood for the liberation of southern African countries," Sassou-Nguesso’s Whiz kids argued. Alain Akouala, former communications minister in
Let’s go to
This is a big number by all standards and it puts
Despite the fact that
The Tanzania Commission of Universities (TCU) funded the sifting of these allegations from June 25, 2008 to October 9, 2009. The countries in which TCU trailed the records of these big con men and women in power involved India,
Given that all those alleged are MPs, TCU submitted its report to the speaker of the parliament to act. But those familiar
Interestingly when most of them were contacted by the media to comment on the allegations, they gave similar responses. They alleged they had not heard of a person or a commission alleging they are fakers!
One may ask: Is Tanzania’s cabinet of fakers a replica of what’s going in upper echelons of power in