‘Frivolous’ new application in Mandela case dismissed

2013-07-03 18:44

The Mthatha High Court has dismissed an application by Mandla Mandela to rescind an earlier order made to move the remains of three of his grandfather’s children from Mvezo to Qunu.

The judge dismissed the application as “frivolous”, Mandla Mandela’s legal counsel said.

Earlier, the court upheld an order compelling Mandla, former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson, to return the remains of Mandela’s children to Qunu.

He exhumed and moved the graves from Qunu to Mvezo, where he holds the chieftainship, in 2011.

A group of 16 Mandela family members approached the court to have the bodies exhumed and moved back to the family graveyard in Qunu.

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