Mandla won’t oppose reburial of Mandela family remains

2013-06-28 18:26

Mandla Mandela won’t oppose the reburial of his father’s remains at Qunu.

Former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson has been at the centre of a dispute with the rest of his family, who went to court today to interdict him from interfering with reburial procedures.

Mandla’s spokesperson, Freddy Pilusa, told City Press the chief of Mvezo and Member of Parliament, won’t interfere with the digging up of the remains of his father, Makgatho, and his father’s siblings, Thembekile and Makaziwe.

The remains of Makgatho and his siblings were allegedly dug up by Mandla in 2011 without consulting the rest of the Mandela family. He reburied them in Mvezo, where he is also a chief and where his internationally respected grandfather was born.

Pilusa added that Mandla was not aware of today’s court case and was not presented in court.

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