Mandla takes Mandela lead

Family meeting peaceful amid police checks.

Mandla  Mandela will maintain his position as the head of the Mandela family.

This was reiterated in a family meeting held in Qunu yesterday. While the family did not give out any information about the discussions during the meeting, one of the issues discussed was who should be the bearer of the spear in the family.

With only 21 people present, including Chief Ngangomhlaba Matanzima, it was decided that no one would change the decisions taken by Nelson Mandela before he passed away.

Currently, Mandla is the bearer of the family spear as it is tradition that the heir or the eldest male child in a family does.