Maybe it’s a case of fourth time lucky for the grandson of Madiba, although his wedding has already caused controversy with some leaders.
Malema has called Mandela’s grandson to a public debate on the topic of the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
If you’re the grandson of a Nobel Peace Prize winner and all-round good guy, the world kind of expects you to be at least somewhat good-natured, yourself. Such was the expectation that weighed on Mandla Mandela’s shoulders. Furthermore, as Madiba’s eldest grandchild, you’re also expected to handle your affairs with a certain degree of maturity. Sadly, despite the expectations, Mandla managed to mess it all up. Quite badly.
The issue of the legitimacy of Mandla Mandela’s chieftaincy and the removal of the graves from Qunu to Mvezo, and back to Qunu where the bodies of Mandela’s children were originally burial.
The bodies exhumed from Mvezo Village late on Wednesday evening are to undergo forensic tests brfore they can be retuned to their original resting place.
Mandla Mandela’s half brother Ndaba Mandela is claiming that Mandla is “not the rightful chief of Mvezo” because he is an illegitimate child.
Three prominent gender rights organisations met with Mandla Mandela yesterday. This, after he made statements regarding South Africa’s sexual age of consent last year, saying that when it comes to culture, the sexual age of consent is a “white, Western notion.” He was specifically referring to the ukuthwala practice, where girls as young as 14-years-old are abducted and forcefully married to older men.
The SABC says its own internal investigation has found no evidence to substantiate a news article that claims the broadcaster paid Chief Mandla Mandela three million Rand for the rights to former president Mandela’s funeral.