Mandela family gathers in Qunu

By Drum Digital
25 June 2013

Close relatives of former president Nelson Mandela and chiefs of the Abathembu royal family have gathered at Qunu. It is believed that Mandela’s daughter has called the meeting to discuss former president Nelson Mandela’s conditions.

According to reports by Sapa among those who arrived at the homestead were Mandla Mandela, Thanduxolo Mandela, Ndaba Mandela, and Ndileka Mandela. Also there was chief Bhovulengwe, of the Abathembu royal council.

The meeting which was met to start at 10:30 30am was delayed because some family members were not aware of the meeting.

Napilisi Mandela, an elder in the Mandela family, confirmed that the meeting would go ahead as planned. He said it was being called to discuss delicate matters pertaining to the anti-apartheid icon.

"Many of us in the village were not aware and we were only told this morning, so a number of Mandela elders still need to be transported to Qunu for the meeting," said Silumko Mandela, another close relative in the family.

Source: Sapa

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