The Dance of the Bones

30 Jun

Mandla Mandela
There are times I think that a blood test should be automatically administered at birth to the children and grandchildren of famous people, so that when they act like tossers we have some reference point for their behaviour.

Idiot on point for now would be Mandla Mandela, grandson of Tata Nelson Mandela. Somewhere along the way he seems to have snuck into the grave-digging business and without permission, dug up the remains of his grandfathers’ deceased children and then secretly reburied them near his hometown of Mvezo where he is chief.

The family, perhaps wanting to prepare the ground for Mandela, opened the existing graves and found them empty! No less than 16 applications were submitted to the High Court by the family.
He has since been ordered to return the bodies to Nelson’s home village of Qunu.
It is suspected that he was attempting to ensure that Mandela’s remains would eventually have to be buried there.

In the 2 years since the remains were stolen Mandla has been constructing a museum and other facilities….

A Nice little ‘Not Nearly Nelson’ theme park perhaps?

Perhaps someone should remind him that when ‘Grandpa Nelson’ passes on he is going to be one of the ancestors ‘Little Mandla’ is calling on for help…Bummer!


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One response to “The Dance of the Bones

  1. Mark Whelan

    July 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Quite sad, and said very much in context with your blog. A real eye opener and a consequence of Zuma and his government’s spurious devolution of chiefs, a fallacy created by colonialists and the previous apartheid regime.


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