Why is Rhodes University really funding the ‘indigent’ Mandelas?

Indigent Mandelas
Indigent Mandelas and a security guard

The Sunday Times revealed recently that the Rhodes University law clinic provided funding to Makaziwe Mandela and 15 other members of the Mandela clan to engage in a public spat about their inheritance.

The … Read the rest

‘Mandela is not in a vegetative state’

The American educated Makaziwe Mandela
The American educated Makaziwe Mandela says her grandfather is in a vegetative state

Doctors treating former president Nelson Mandela have denied that he is in a vegetative state, the Presidency said on Thursday.

“We confirm our earlier statement released this … Read the rest

Mandela grave dig starts, say police

Empty graveHealth department officials started digging to find the remains of three of former president Nelson Mandela’s children in Mvezo on Wednesday, Eastern Cape police said.

“The graves are not marked, but when they find the coffins they will identify the … Read the rest

Mandela court decision expected today

Empty graveThe Eastern Cape High Court is expected to make a decision on Wednesday about the relocation of the graves of former president Nelson Mandela’s children.

His grandson Mandla Mandela has brought an application to set aside an order made last … Read the rest

Mandela’s legacy: Fighting about money

makimandlaSince Nelson Mandela’s hospitalisation, his daughter Makaziwe and grandson Mandla have emerged as the two bulls in the kraal. And it’s about money.

Since the hospitalisation of former state president Nelson Mandela last month, his eldest daughter, Makaziwe Mandela (60) … Read the rest

Mandela children quarrelling over grave site


Newspapers in Gauteng reported on Wednesday that former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela stormed out of a family meeting in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, after a disagreement.

Three sources told The Star the family was torn between … Read the rest

Black groups and mysterious Chinese investor take control of Independent media group

The Star, once South Africa's biggest daily, now also belongs to Sekunjalo
The Star, once South Africa’s biggest daily, now also belongs to Sekunjalo

Sapa reports that Cosatu and its some of its affiliates make up a large portion of Sekunjalo Independent Media’s (SIM) shareholding, the company said on Thursday. But a … Read the rest

Mandela ‘doing better’: Mandla

Mandela's house in Qunu, in the former Transkei
Mandela’s house in Qunu, in the former Transkei

Former president Nelson Mandela is doing better, his grandson Mandla said on Saturday.

Addressing mourners at the funeral of the former president’s cousin Florence Mandela in Qunu, Eastern Cape, Mandla spoke about … Read the rest