Mandla Mandela warrant withdrawn

2012-02-21 21:00

Johannesburg - A warrant for the arrest of former president Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla Mandela, has been withdrawn, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

"After consultation, it was decided that the warrant of arrest should be withdrawn and a warning statement be obtained from Chief Mandla Mandela," Lieutenant Colonel Sibongile Soci said.

According to reports, a warrant for his arrest was issued on Friday after the Mvezo chief failed to appear in court on charges of bigamy.

Soci said on Tuesday a docket would be submitted to a senior public prosecutor for a decision whether to prosecute Mandela.

"In the event that the senior public prosecutor decides to prosecute, due process will follow."

Mandela's first wife, Thando Mabuna-Mandela, laid a charge of bigamy against Mandela in December last year, after he defied a court order not to marry a Pietermaritzburg woman, Mbali Makhathini.

The pair began divorce proceedings in 2008, after marrying in community of property in 2004.

Mabuna-Mandela's lawyer, Wesley Hayes, reportedly said she had also succeeded in getting a court order compelling Mandela to disclose his financial interests and how much his estate was worth.

She wanted to know, among other things, whether Mandela had sold the rights to his grandfather's funeral.

Read more on:    nelson mandela  |  mandla mandela  |  east london  |  culture

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

SCA nears Oscar ruling

2015-11-30 21:14 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Miley Cyrus can’t get enough of her new puppy

Miley's new dog is too adorable.



13 guilty pets
Meet SA's top poacher-catcher
The unusual pets of Instagram
Bertie sets a new world record!

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

The Leo moon adds an element of drama and entertainment. A significant person that you may consult or confide in may play more

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


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 network.


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.