Is he dead?! DSTV Airs Nelson Mandela’s Obituary

What kind of silly mistake is this – verbally pronouncing death on the old man before his time – smh!
Universal Channel (DStv 117) on MultiChoice’s DStv pay-TV platform
erroneously broadcast an “obituary” of Remembering Madiba on Tuesday
night about the frail elderly statesman Nelson Mandela – who is very
much alive – the TV channel is now a profusely apologising for the
“technical error”

See how people reacted to it via twitter:

The TV Station has since released an apology though saying:“Like any international broadcaster, Universal Networks holds obituaries
ready for every major statesman in the word,” says Universal Networks
International which programmes the Universal Channel on DStv, after the

“Universal Networks wishes to offer a sincere and heartfelt apology for
the airing of such an announcement for Nelson Mandela which was
broadcast last night on the Universal Channel due to a technical error
by our team.”

“We unreservedly apologise to the Mandela family, to Universal Channel
viewers and to DStv subscribers for the alarm and offense caused by this
error. Our thoughts and best wishes are with Madiba and his family for a
speedy and full recovery,”
says Universal Networks International.

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