Mandla Mandela to brief media

2013-07-04 07:56
Mandla Mandela (Picture: Sapa)

Mandla Mandela (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Mandla Mandela will brief the media on Thursday, after losing his attempt to rescind a court decision compelling him to move the remains of his grandfather's children from Mvezo to Qunu.

He will speak to reporters in Mvezo, the village where he is the chief. An Al-Jazeera reporter tweeted that Mandla will speak to the media at 11:00.

The Eastern Cape High Court dismissed his application as "frivolous".

The court upheld a court order made last week compelling Mandla Mandela to return the remains of Mandela's children to Qunu.

He exhumed and moved the graves from Qunu to Mvezo in 2011.

A group of Mandela family members approached the court to have the bodies exhumed and moved back to the family graveyard in Qunu.

On Wednesday night, police said the remains had been found and were being taken to a mortuary. They would undergo forensic tests before being returned to Qunu.
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