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

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 funding helped an order forcing Mandla … Read the rest

‘Mandela is not 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 afternoon after President Jacob Zuma visited Madiba in hospital that Madiba remains in … 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 Mandla … Read the rest

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

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 mysterious Chinese investor is providing some of the funding and could end … Read the rest

Mandela ‘doing better’: Mandla

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 his grandfather’s condition in Xhosa.

“He is doing … Read the rest