Royal Family Battles Each Other for Mandela‘s Grave

Royal Family Battles Each Other for Mandela‘s GraveThanduxolo Mtirara, royal family chairperson, said on Sunday that a meeting will be hold by AbaThembu royal house to meet with other royal houses on July 8 at the Qunu royal residence to achieve a consensus on the matter.

Mtirara said that it is a matter of very deep concern for them after it was reported that the Mandelas had knocked the doors of the courts over the matter.  Former president Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla Mandela is alleged of exhuming the bones of statesman's oldest son Makgatho Mandela his first daughter Makaziwe, and his second son Madiba Thembekile.

"The royal family for the kingdom of AbaThembu ... sees it as its responsibility to intervene in the current family dispute and invite other royal houses so as to bring the necessary harmony", said Mtirara.

He said that the matter has to be brought to an end.  Condition of Nelson Mandela has been reported to be critical but stable by the doctors at Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria.

Mandla Mandela said in a statement on Sunday that the matter was being handled in a way, which is contrary to their customs.  He said to be disappointed that his family members had chosen to seek the court's intervention for resolving the intricate family matters.


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