Mandela embraces the Qurbani

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[…]

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Awqaf Qurbani goes to the Royal House of Mandela

Awqaf South Africa, in partnership with Turkish NGO Diyanet Vakfi, will be performing Qurbani in six neighbouring states, thirteen underprivileged communities across Southern Africa and at Mvezo, the Royal House of Mandela in Mthatha. Qurbani, an annual devotional sacrifice of livestock whose meat is distributed to the poor, symbolises an[…]

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MJC visits Madibas village for centenary celebrations

In a beautiful gesture of inter-cultural and interfaith relations, members of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) trekked to the beautiful village of Mvezo Komkhulu in the Eastern Cape, the birth place of Madiba, to attend the Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Centenary celebrations. Mandela would have celebrated his birthday on Wednesday and[…]

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Mandela’s centenary celebrations to be held at Mvezo

Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Chief Mandla Zwelivelile Mandela says preparations for his grandfather’s centenary celebrations at Mvezo village, where Nelson Mandela was born, are at an advanced stage. Mandela says the Mvezo Traditional Council and Universal Peace Organization have decided to host celebrations under theme of “Peace” – different to government’s[…]

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