George W. Bush flashes up on screens; is that booing I'm hearing? #MandelaMemorial
— Joel Taylor (@JoelTaylorMetro) December 10, 2013
Via WH press pool: "Local press accounts say Bush was booed when he was shown on the video monitor"
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) December 10, 2013
On the other hand, Robert Mugabe and Mahmoud Abbas were cheered when announced:
— Jacaranda Newsteam (@JacaNews) December 10, 2013
— Abdurahman Warsame (@abdu) December 10, 2013
— Nabila Ramdani (@NabilaRamdani) December 10, 2013
The fact that Bush has saved millions of African lives seems to have been lost on the crowd at the memorial, most of whom seemed to be African National Congress adherents.
The ANC has its own legacy of terrorism and murder so perhaps cheering terrorists and dictators are in line with that history.
Bush, in a typical classy move, rose to applaud Obama’s remarks on Mandela, always showing respect to the office of the President.
— Marshall Lambert (@Marshall_ZA) December 10, 2013