Nelson Mandela Photo: Fake Image of ‘Dead’ Mandela is From 1991

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
December 12, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A fake Nelson Mandela photo is circulating, purportedly showing him on his deathbed.

But the image is actually of Mandela at an African National Conference meeting.

AFP, which is the original source of the image, said via Twitter on Thursday that the meeting was in Durban in July 1991.

Other fake photos of Mandela include a Kenyan senator who photoshopped Mandela’s head onto another person’s body, standing next to the senator.

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.