Nelson Mandela with… Michael Jackson and his parents?
Yes, it's true: here's august and distinguished South African President Nelson Mandela (right) posing with pop singer Michael Jackson (in dark hat) in 1997. Also in the photo are American hotelier Jerry Inzerillo (left), Jackson's parents, Katherine and Joseph Jackson, and an unidentified youngster. (We at first though that must be Jackson's son, Prince, but Prince Jackson wasn't born until that same year, 1997.) Well, everyone looks happy to be there. Jackson visited Mandela's home while in South Africa to appear as best man at Inzerillo's wedding to NBC News anchor Prudence Solomon, a wedding which took place on October 11, 1997.