Makaziwe backs her lawyer

2013-09-15 12:21
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Makaziwe Mandela

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Johannesburg - Makaziwe Mandela has come out in support of her lawyer who earlier said that Nelson Mandela was in a "permanent vegetative state" and has even offered to take the stand in his defence at a disciplinary hearing.

According to the Sunday Times, this information has emerged in submissions by Wesley Hayes, who has a complaint lodged against him with the Cape Law Society, for alleged misconduct and misleading the High Court in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

Mandela's grandson, Mandla Mandela, lodged the complaint following a bitter legal battle with his aunt and other family members over the burial site of Mandela's three deceased children. A court ruled against Mandla recently and he was forced to exhume and rebury the remains in Qunu.

Hayes implied that Mandla harbours a grudge against him after he represented and won all 11 cases brought against the ANC MP by his extended family.

Makaziwe Mandela visited her father at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria last month, said a SAPA report, just after his wife Graça Machel was seen leaving the hospital.

Security at the facility remained tight with officers searching all vehicles entering the premises, except those of the Mandela family and military vehicles.

Mandela was admitted on 8 June with a recurring lung infection. The presidency last reported that he was in a critical but stable condition.
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