Mandla Mandela hosts memorial in Mvezo

By Drum Digital
13 December 2013

Chief Mandla Mandela, the chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council will host a special memorial service in Mvezo, Madiba’s birth place.

Mandla will not be present at the memorial.

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is expecting to attend the service.

Cabinet ministers and Mandela family members convened an urgent meeting with AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo yesterday to prevent potentially embarrassing scenes at the funeral of former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on Sunday.

Public Administration Minister and Mandela relative Lindiwe Sisulu, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti, Mandela's eldest daughter, Makaziwe, and UDM leader Bantu Holomisa were locked in a meeting with the king at his Bumbane Royal Palace in Mthatha yesterday trying to convince him to attend the funeral in Qunu, Times live reported on Friday.

-  S’thembiso Hlongwane and Reuters

-  Picture: Mduduzi Ndzingi

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