Mandla ordered to return remains to Qunu

2013-06-28 13:30
Mandla Mandela (Picture: AFP)

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Mthatha - The Eastern Cape High Court in Mthatha on Friday ordered Mandla Mandela to return the remains of Nelson Mandea’s children to Qunu.

This comes after 16 applicants launched an urgent interdict in the court against Mandla, the Eastern Cape premier, and the health MEC.

Due to the sensitivities of the issue the case was held in camera.

The Herald online in Port Elizabeth reported that attorneys representing the Mandela family brought an application to the court to have the remains of Nelson Mandela's three children and two other relatives, understood to be his siblings, returned to Qunu.

They were reportedly removed from Qunu and reburied in Mvezo, where Mandla is chief.

The Herald revealed that Mandla's attorneys did not oppose the application.

Mandla is Madiba's grandson.

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