Mandela would be disappointed by graves saga, says Mandla
Former president Nelson Mandela would be unhappy about the situation that has unfolded in the Eastern Cape High Court, says Mandla Mandela. The remains are those of Mandela's eldest son Makgato Mandela, who died in 2005; Mandela's first daughter Makaziwe, who died as an infant in 1948; and Mandela's second son Madiba Thembekile, who died in a car accident in 1969. Mandela "would have asked every member of the family if there are any secondary thoughts on his recommendation.
He said his grandfather's last will and testament remained a secret, and remained with people he appointed to administer it. Meanwhile, Mandla Mandela said he was disappointed by the court decision and was convinced it was erroneous.
A group of Mandela family members approached the court to have the remains exhumed and moved back to the family graveyard in Qunu.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Mail & Guardian