Mandela’s Granddaughters Host Twitter Q&A

The pair spent nine hours answering questions about their ailing grandfather.

Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Swati Dlamini (Fox Africa)

(The Root) — When it was tweeted that Nelson Mandela’s granddaughters Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Swati Dlamini would be answering all questions asked via Twitter, the focus quickly turned to Mandela’s health. The two are the stars of the reality show Being Mandela, and the Q&A happened on the show’s Twitter page.

A lung infection sent the 94-year-old Mandela to the hospital on June 8, where his condition was listed as “serious but stable” by his second night. It was reported on June 26 that he was being kept alive by a breathing machine. There has been some public confusion as to Mandela’s status, however, and his wife, Graca Machel, insisted earlier this month that he was “fine.”

Given the mystery surrounding his health, it’s no wonder that the pair spent much of the nine hours addressing questions about their ailing grandfather. They actually sidestepped questions about Mandela’s health but answered most others. Check out some of the conversation below.