It is disgusting, but not surprising, that the BBC in its online world news bulletin [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-23024836] should consistently describe Nelson Mandela, lying critically ill in a Pretoria hospital, as “South Africa’s first black president” instead of more accurately, and more relevantly in political terms, as South Africa’s first democratically elected President. This link is the latest of such descriptions that has appeared since June 24.

M.S. Prabhakara,

Kolara

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