Former South African President Nelson Ma
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: Former South African President Nelson Mandela (2ndR) and his family attend a memorial service for his son Makgatho Mandela, who died of AIDS 06 January in Johannesburg 11 January 2005. Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela announced 06 January that his only surviving son had died of AIDS, becoming one of the first South African leaders to shatter the silence on a hush-hush disease. "For some time, I have been saying 'Let us give publicity to HIV/AIDS' and not hide it," a grief-struck Mandela, wearing a red AIDS ribbon and seated beside his wife Graca Machel, told reporters in Johannesburg. Makgatho will be buried in Qunu 15 January. At right is Mandela's grandson Mandla. AFP PHOTO ALEXANDER JOE (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER JOE/AFP via Getty Images)
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