Mandla Mandela charged with road rage assault

By Drum Digital
01 April 2015

Mandla Mandela has been found guilty of assaulting a motorist after a road rage incident

The grandson of the late Nelson Mandela and chief of the Mvezo village, Mandla Mandela has been found guilty of assault following a road rage incident that was reported two years ago.

Sowetan spoke to the spokesperson for the prosecution Luxolo Tyali, who revealed that Mandela was found "guilty of assault with grievous bodily harm but has been acquitted of on the charge of pointing a firearm," as quoted by the publication.

The chief has not been sentenced yet, a court date for early June has been set aside for his pre-sentencing hearing.

This is not the first time Mandela has had a controversial run-in with the law; in 2013, some members of his family managed to obtain a court order against him.

He was asked to exhume the bodies of his father Makgatho Mandela and his siblings Makaziwe and Thembekile which he had re-buried in a gravesite at his Mvezo village after he reportedly dug up their graves at a family gravesite in Qunu.

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