Mandla said he would not appeal The Eastern Cape High Court’s dismissal of his application to stop the exhumations of Mandela’s three children. The case has revealed a Mandela family feud that has cast the family in the media spotlight yet again while Nelson Mandela fights for his life in a Pretoria hospital.
Mandla says he was denied the right to be heard and that he will not challenge the matter further: “It will serve no purpose,” he told reporters. During the briefing he said his grandfather would be highly disappointed in the unravelling family feud and that his family members were solely interested in his grandfather’s money.
Mandla denied that he was born out of wedlock following his brother Ndaba’s allegation. He went to reveal that his father Makgatho Mandela impregnated a married woman and his brother Ndaba was a product of that relationship . “He should be careful when insulting my mother,” warned Mandla.
Mandla says there are many people parading as Mandelas and denounced his aunt Makaziwe. Mandla said she was creating divisions and that she should concentrate on her own family.
He told reporters that when his grandfather (Nelson Mandela) had asked him and his brothers who would be interested in heading the chiefdom he was the only one who showed interest. Mandla says previously, family members had no problem with his chieftaincy, “but now individuals opportunistically question my legitimacy as chief.”