Nelson Mandela bans Naomi Campbell from his 90th birthday concert

June 26th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, June 26 (ANI): Nelson Mandela has banned catwalk queen Naomi Campbell from appearing on stage at his 90th birthday concert.

According to the Daily Mail of London, the former South African leader told organisers to take the 38-year-old supermodel off the bill for London’s Hyde Park charity event after she was fined and sentenced to 200 hours’ community service for assaulting two police officers on board a British Airways flight at Heathrow in April.

Mandela felt the arrest was at odds with his charity’s goals, the paper said, reports the New York Daily News.

The concert will raise funds for the 46664 AIDS charity organized by the revered figure.

The five-digit number was Mandela’s inmate ID during his 27 years in prison under apartheid. (ANI)

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