Zwelivelile “Mandla” Mandela, MP is the tribal head of the Mvezo Traditional Council and Nelson Mandela’s grandson. He was born on June 21, 1974. He earned a degree in politics from Rhodes University in 2007.
Mandla Mandela Succession to the chieftaincy
After Makgatho Mandela, his father, passed away in 2005, he assumed leadership of the tribe. He was selected as the heir because the tribe did not consider choosing a member of the Mandela family until 2007. Nearly 70 years before, Nelson Mandela had given up his Thembu leader’s rights in order to oppose white tyranny in South Africa. He proposed that his grandson take up the position because the tribe was now looking to him to restore his title. The younger Mandela was only 32 years old when he assumed the role of chief in 2007, and the majority of his responsibilities were reportedly handling tribal ceremonies, mediating conflicts amongst clan members, and speaking on behalf of the tribe on political matters.
Mandla Mandela Career and education
Since the 2009 election, Mandela has represented the African National Congress in parliament.
He attended Waterford Kamhlaba, a United World College, in Swaziland (now Eswatini), until 1995, before both his election to parliament and ascension to the chieftaincy.
Mandla Mandela Personal life
Princess Tando Mandela nee’ Mabunu of the Madiba Clan is his first wife. They were accused of incest despite their observance of the traditional ceremonies of the Madiba Clan. They were married in June 2004 in a civil ceremony and traditional ceremony, and named Princess Nodayimani Mandela, Madiba’s given name, Mr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. This is the only marriage that Madiba attended and acknowledged. The Spear Wife is Princess Nodayimani. In 2018, she successfully requested a divorce and the abolition of his previous unions.
Anaïs Grimaud, a French national born in Réunion in 1990, is his second wife. She went as Nkosikazi Nobubele. They tied the knot in a conventional ceremony in March 2010. She gave birth to Qheya II Zanethemba Mandela in September 2011, and at a naming ceremony in Qunu, he was handed to his great-grandfather, Nelson Mandela. He denied being the father in August 2012, saying it was the product of an affair with his brother.
Mbali Makhathini, also known as Nkosikazi Nodiyala Mandela, is his third wife. They were wed on December 24, 2011, at Mvezo. went on to have a second marriage and was given a son. Even though her first marriage ended in numerous failed efforts at conception, she says she is happily married and enjoying parenting.
He wed Raabia Clarke, his fourth wife, in an Islamic ceremony in Cape Town on February 6, 2016. About two months before the wedding, Mandela became an Islamic convert, which is a requirement for marrying into the Islamic society. Three kids are raised by the couple. He adheres to both Muslim and Thembu customs.
Mandla Mandela Grave controversy
In July 2013, family members of Nelson Mandela petitioned the Mthatha High Court to compel Mandela to surrender the remains of three of his children to Qunu. Without first contacting the Mandela family, Mandela had relocated them to Mvezo in 2011. The family also filed a criminal complaint alleging grave tampering. Judge Lusindiso Phakade of the South African High Court made a decision that favored the complainants. To exhume and rebury the dead at Qunu, he gave Mandela instructions.
Mandla Mandela Wives
He married Tando Mabuna-Mandela in June 2004, but the couple is divorcing. In March 2010, he wed French citizen Anais Grimaud, his second wife. She gave birth to Qheya II Zanethemba Mandela in September 2011. He said that the relationship he had with his brother in August 2012 was the cause of his paternity denial.
On December 24, 2011, he wed Mbali Makhathini (Nodiyala Mandela), his third wife. On February 6th, he wed Raabia Clarke, his fourth wife, in an Islamic ceremony held in Cape Town. Two months before the wedding, Mandela became an Islamic convert.
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