The executors of Nelson Mandela’s estate and his grandson, Mandla, have distanced themselves from a tell-all book written by the former president’s doctor. Advocate George Bizos‚ one of three executors of Mandela’s estate‚ said they "had nothing to do with it". Mandela’s former doctor, Vejay Ramlakan, claims he received permission to publish the books from the Mandela family but has refused to say who in the family provided the go-ahead. Said Bizos: "Mrs Machel is concerned and we are concerned. "While the writer says he had permission from one family member‚ I don’t think any single member has the authority to do that." Bizos said the executors planned on taking action. According to the Health Professions Council of SA‚ the only way a doctor can breach the doctor-patient confidentiality oath in relation to a deceased patient is with the written consent of the next of kin or the executor of the deceased’s estate. In a statement released on Sunday‚ Mandla Mandela said the family was ...

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