There were scenes of joy at Mvezo, the mountainous birthplace of Nelson Mandela and the court of the area’s chiefs, when 10 cows were slaughtered as part of the Islamic Eid ul-Adha festival. The festival remembers Abraham’s sacrifice when his son was replaced by a ram. Called Qurbani, the meat[…]
Chief Mandla Mandela has called on the SANDF to stop what he called a “witchhunt” against Major Fatima Isaacs, over her refusal to remove her headscarf. On his Instagram page yesterday, Mandela said it was “inconceivable” that the SANDF would deny an employee the right to pursue her religious freedom[…]
By Yaseen Kippie In light of International Solidarity Month with the Palestinian people, the grandson of President Nelson Mandela and chief of the Mandela household, Mandla Mandela, visited Palestine to “see the oppression and brutality of Apartheid Israel.” Mandela documented a number of his experiences through writing, a quality he[…]
Parliament has rejected the invitation for members of the Israeli Knesset to visit South Africa. This follows vehement calls by Nelson Mandela grandson, Mandla Mandela, for government to revoke visas for the delegation, which is expected to visit South Africa in August. Addressing protestors at the mass Al Aqsa march[…]
By Ra-ees Moerat The Embassy of Palestine in South Africa, in a joint effort with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) in Cape Town this week hosted the Palestinian Cultural Festival. The festival commemorates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian peoples. The festival had a special screening of the Sundance[…]
OPINION by Shafiq Morton Late Saturday night (6 February) my Blackberry vibrated with urgency on my night table. Oh no, not another Zuma moment, I thought, in deference to the fact that the embattled Presidency – in the belief that bad news and political skulduggery can be diluted – now[…]
Eastern Cape traditional leaders want answers from Nelson Mandela’s grandson Nkosi Zwelivelile ‘Mandla’ Mandela about why he reportedly converted to Islam when he married a Muslim woman. “We reacted with shock on the news of his conversion. We were also very concerned. What we know is that the woman converts,[…]
The grandson of former president Nelson Mandela, Nkosi Zwelivelile ‘Mandla’ Mandela announced his marriage to Muslim bride, Rabia Clarke on Sunday. Mandela reported reverted to Islam two months ago. “I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Rabia’s parents, her extended family and the Muslim community, for welcoming me into[…]
South Africans dare not fail former president Nelson Mandela’s legacy, his grandson has said. Nkosi Mandla Mandela, reflecting on the life of the former African National Congress leader and the first democratic president in South Africa, said it was rare for a soul to touch the entire human race in[…]
Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela on Friday defended his grandfather, former president Nelson Mandela’s legacy, saying EFF leader Julius Malema had made “trash can politics his personal brand”. This comes a day after the EFF leader criticised the late former president, saying that he had turned his back on parts of[…]
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