Mandla Mandela: Cops investigate assault, pointing of firearm

2013-10-09 11:58

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A case has been opened against former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela for alleged assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and the pointing of a firearm following an incident over the weekend.

The police’s Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela confirmed to City Press today that the case was opened at the Madeira Police Station in Mthatha yesterday.

A 44-year-old man was “severely assaulted” on Saturday – allegedly by Mandla.

The case is with investigators.

Fatyela could not say when Mandla would be arrested.

Mandla’s lawyer, Advocate Mathew Mpahlwa, said: “I have been briefed about the incident by my client (Mandla). There have been some inquiries about the incident. We have requested further particulars of the case from the police.”

Mpahlwa said he was planning to meet with the police later today or tomorrow morning.

He refused to comment further.

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