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Mandela family feud deepens - report

18 December 2013, 09:02

Qunu - A feud between Nelson Mandela’s children and grandchildren has deepened in the days after his death and funeral, it was reported on Tuesday.

Just days before Madiba’s Sunday funeral, Mandla Mandela was pushed out of the family homestead in Qunu, the Times reported.

Locks were changed at the estate while water and lights at Mandla’s house were cut.

Transport to the funeral was also not provided for Mandla’s relatives and political and religious leaders aligned to him were sidelined and refused accreditation.

He was also told by Makaziwe, Madiba’s eldest daughter, to remove his livestock from the homestead.

The Times stated that attempts by Graça Machel and George Bizos to quell the feud also failed.

Attempts to get comment from Makaziwe or Mandla were unsuccessful.

In a statement on Monday, Mandla said his grandfather’s death on 5 December "pierced like a sharp spear".

"I, like most in the family, told myself that when the eventuality of Madiba's passing arrives, I would not mourn but celebrate all that is good that he has left within me and for the world.

"I was however mistaken because the pain of losing him unexpectedly got to me like one pierced by a sharp spear."

The Mvezo chief said he had felt alone the first few days after the former statesman's death despite being surrounded by family and friends.

"As the messages [of support] poured in my healing process began."

He also thanked the government for organising events during the 10 day mourning period and said that "everything went smoothly".

- News24 and Sapa

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