The troubles of Mandla Mandela

By Drum Digital
02 December 2013

Former president Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela seems to be facing a lot of trouble lately.

Added to his lawyer woes, Mandla is facing charges relating to the alleged assault of an Mthatha teacher, the Sunday Times reported.

"I can confirm the National Prosecuting Authority has taken a decision to charge him with assault and pointing a firearm in connection with that incident," NPA spokesman Luxolo Tyali was quoted as saying.

"Summons that require him to present himself at the Mthatha Regional Court on December 6 were drafted and sent to him."

Mandla Mandela allegedly drew a firearm in Mthatha in October after the teacher Mlamli Ngudle allegedly crashed his vehicle into a car driven by one of Mandela's guests. Mandela was in another vehicle.

Ngudle had to undergo emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain, according to the newspaper.

Meanwhile, according to the City Press, Mandela and his estranged first wife Tando Mabunu-Mandela were in the Eastern Cape High Court on Tuesday. She wants his marriage to his third wife annulled.

The case was postponed and Mandela was ordered to pay his estranged wife's costs.


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