Mandela family feuded as he lay in state
A feud within Nelson Mandela’s family raged even as the peace icon lay in state, with members arguing over access to his rural homestead, a report said yesterday.
The Times daily reported that family members had “pushed out” Mandla Mandela, the statesman’s oldest grandson and heir to his clan title, from the family home in the village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape province where the anti-apartheid hero was laid to rest on Sunday.
The newspaper said locks were changed at the Mandela house shortly after his eldest daughter, Makaziwe, arrived there on Thursday.
Makaziwe is said to have overseen the funeral preparations, while Mandla was the public face of the family.
The two have long been arguing about control of Mandela’s legacy.