Mandla loses battle

Kathryn Kimberley

FORMER president Nelson Mandela’s grandson has lost a desperate attempt to stop an application to have his marriage to his third bride annulled.

Chief Mandla Mandela’s estranged first wife, Tando Mabunu-Mandela, 34, can now go ahead in court with her hard-hitting arguments that his 2011 marriage to the KwaZulu-Natal student was “unlawful” and “bigamous”.

Mandla’s lawyer, Gary Jansen, said his client was “deeply upset” and “concerned” with the outcome.

But Mandla’s woes did not end there. The Mthatha High Court also dismissed his urgent application to have his divorce to Mabunu-Mandela dealt with separately to the division of his assets.

He was also ordered to pay the costs of the application.

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