Claws out for La Grange over Madiba memoir


A file image dated 21 September 2004 shows late former South African president and Nobel Peace prize holder, Nelson Mandela (L), his personal assistant Zelda le Grange (R) and former policeman Donald Card in Johannesburg.

JOHANNESBURG - Former president Nelson Mandela&39;s assistant Zelda la Grange triggered a torrent of criticism on Sunday over a book that deals with her time spent with the late elder statesman.

By Sunday afternoon "Zelda la Grange" was one of the top trending topics on social network Twitter in South Africa. 

Good Morning, Mr Mandela is due to be released this week and reveals how badly Madiba&39;s wife Graca Machel was treated by his family, Sunday Times reported.

Mandela&39;s daughter Makaziwe had threatened to sue La Grange over her claims, the newspaper said. 

Others had a similar disdain for the pending book.

"Zelda La Grange wld be that woman everyone hates in the village coz she talks abt other people&39;s problems at every occasion," Sandiso Gcwabe opined on Twitter.
But some were more measured in their view. 
Rantle Mafata tweeted: "Some of you would have liked to dictate what Zelda la Grange writes about her lived experiences? How arrogant is this?" See more tweets below.