“That’s Madiba – Grandfather!”
Dr Patrick Treacy has kindly shared this story with us about the moment he spoke on the phone to Nelson Madiba Mandela and Michael Jackson’s reaction and comment!
“I was with Michael Jackson one day in my clinic in Dublin discussing a future concert we were arranging in Africa, when Nelson came talking on the cell phone.
At first I thought it was a South African concert promoter and blandly spoke to him about how life was in the Cape for about five to ten minutes, before idly giving the phone back.
Michael then just laughed and said,
“Hey, Patrick I’m really surprised you had so little to say to my grandfather ‘Madiba’ when you had the chance to talk to him. You talk about him enough“
Source: Patrick Treacy & MJWN, with thanks to Paula