Mandela lawyer Chuene seen at Houghton home

2013-06-28 17:25

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Former president Nelson Mandela’s lawyer, Bally Chuene, was seen at his Houghton home today.

He entered the property, spent more than 30 minutes there and left, briefcase in hand.

Chuene was embroiled in the Mandela family feud when daughters Zenani Dlamini and Makaziwe Mandela claimed Chuene, minister Tokyo Sexwale and long-time Mandela friend George Bizos were never appointed by Mandela as major shareholders or directors of the family companies.

Earlier, an SAPS kombi dropped off a group of members of the Norwood SAPS Youth Desk who came to wish Mandela well.

They sang “Ukholo lwami ngonyuka nalo”, a popular church hymn.

They also brought flowers and placed them under a tree, along with many flowers and messages of support for the ailing Mandela.

Johannes Kekana, Norwood youth desk co-ordinator, said the love for Madiba made them come to offer their support and encouragement to the Mandela family.

Said Kekana: “Madiba is a fighter. We love him and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

Later, a group came to place roses underneath another tree.

They described Mandela as a “father to all”.

“We are deeply saddened and we must face the eventuality that he might leave us,” said Stephen Pellerade, one of the members.

Grace Faber brought three of her grandchildren to come and show their support for Madiba.

Said Faber: “We have always been proud to have Madiba as our neighbour. At the request of the children I came to offer our support.”

Said Robert Howard (7): “Mandela brought us the rainbow nation and stopped war between black and white.”

– Additional reporting by Muntu Vilakazi

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