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Mandela grandson in grave inquiry

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 01:17

July 3 - South African police investigate Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla over alleged grave tampering. Paul Chapman reports.

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With all eyes on the fate of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela his grandson is now at the centre of a police inquiry. South African police have launched an official investigation over alleged grave tampering by Mandla Mandela. They're looking into allegations that he dug up the remains of three of Nelson Mandela's children and then reburied them in Mvezo in the Eastern Cape. Mvezo is Nelson Mandela's birthplace and the spot where some in his family think the former President should be laid to rest. A court has ordered Mandla, the official Mandela clan chief, to return the remains to Qunu - the village where other family members think Nelson Mandela should be buried. The police inquiry is the latest twist in a family feud now firmly in the spotlight. Mandela's daughter Makaziwe left court refusing to comment. (SOUNDBITE)( English) MAKAZIWE MANDELA SAYING: "I said to you from the beginning it's a private Mandela affair. It has to go court and to remain like that. We're not going to comment." As members of his family fight out their differences in court the man revered by many as the father of the nation remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital. He'll turn 95 in just over two weeks' time.

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Mandela grandson in grave inquiry

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 01:17