Mandela family must reconcile - Mantashe

2013-07-02 18:45
(Picture: AP)

(Picture: AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

Johannesburg - The family of ailing former president Nelson Mandela must reconcile their differences, ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe urged on Tuesday.

"That [family disagreement] is a worrying factor but the family must look at Mandela and see that Mandela was a unifier," he said on the sidelines of an ANC prayer service for Mandela in Johannesburg.

"They must reconcile. They must talk to each other and find a solid common goal."

Eastern Cape High Court Judge Lusindiso Pakade ruled in Mthatha on Tuesday that the legal battle about the Mandela family's gravesite would be open to the public.

The court granted 16 members of the family a court order last week instructing Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela to return to Qunu the remains of three family members he exhumed and reburied in his home village of Mvezo two years ago.

A judge ordered Mandla to transfer the remains by 15:00 on Wednesday.

The three exhumed graves are those of Nelson Mandela's eldest son and Mandla's 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.

Mandla is the official head of the Madiba clan and an ANC MP.

He was named chief of Mvezo after the death of Makgatho Mandela in 2005, and has claimed that Mvezo, where he is building a multi-million rand hotel, is the birthplace of the Mandelas and holds historic significance.

Last week a Mandela family member told Sapa that when the matter was raised at a recent family meeting in Qunu, Mandla refused to answer why he moved the graves without consulting the family and stormed out of the meeting.

Mandela was admitted to a hospital in Pretoria on 8 June with a recurring lung infection.

On Monday, the presidency said his condition remained critical, but stable.

- SAPA
Read more on:    anc  |  mandla mandela  |  nelson mandela  |  gwede mantashe
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Fashion
 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It may feel like you are treading water and going nowhere fast. You may want to get off the merry go round. By pushing yourself...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.