Mandela remains found

By Drum Digital
03 July 2013

The remains of three of former president Nelson Mandela's children were exhumed from Mvezo on Wednesday evening and taken to a mortuary.

This after the Mthatha high court rejected Mandla Mandela’s appeal to have the court order to return Mandela’s children back to Qunu overturned.

"All three's remains have been found and have been put into the different hearses," police spokesperson Mzukisi Fatyela told Sapa

The remains were found in the same area and were unmarked.

Health officials started digging for the remains in the early evening after officials from the sheriff of the court's office broke open a gate to gain access to the graves.

Mandla Mandela moved the remains of his father, Makgatho Mandela, who died in 2005; Mandela's first daughter Makaziwe, who died as an infant in 1948; and Mandela's second son Madiba Thembekile, who died in a car accident in 1969, to Mvezo in 2011 without the knowledge of his relatives.

Source: Sapa

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