"Barbara and I mourn the passing of one of the greatest believers in freedom we have had the privilege to know. As President, I watched in wonder as Nelson Mandela had the remarkable capacity to forgive his jailers following 26 years of wrongful imprisonment — setting a powerful example of redemption and grace for us all. He was a man of tremendous moral courage, who changed the course of history in his country. Barbara and I had great respect for President Mandela, and send our condolences to his family and countrymen."
Later on McGrath issued an apology for his mistake. Nelson Mandela did not die and was even discharged from the hospital. Even though he is still in critical condition an ambulance took the former South African President Nelson Mandela to his home in Johannesburg where he will receive intensive care.