Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's Family in Court Over Remains of His Children

Were moved secretly by his son in 2011


The bitter feud in Nelson Mandela's family over the unauthorised removal of the remains of three of his children from the family graveyard was laid bare in open court on Tuesday while the anti-apartheid hero lay critically ill in hospital.

Lawyers for 16 members of Mandela's family – including his wife, Graca Machel, and his eldest daughter, Makaziwe – sought to enforce the immediate return of the bodies for reburial in Mandela's home village of Qunu, where he has said he wishes to be interred with his late family.