.@NdabaMandela on Mandela family relations, growing up in his grandfather’s house and moving out of Madiba’s shadow

Of all the male Mandelas, Ndaba seems to have picked up most of his illustrious grandfather’s mannerisms — even his accent is very Madiba-like. And this makes sense: he lived with Nelson Mandela for most of his life. In fact, he calls Madiba his “second father”. This week I sat down with Ndaba at an Mthatha restaurant.… Read More .@NdabaMandela on Mandela family relations, growing up in his grandfather’s house and moving out of Madiba’s shadow

It’s #FridayGIFday! And today’s theme: Madiba #MandelaDay

Tomorrow would have been former president Nelson Mandela‘s 97th birthday, and all around the country (and the world) people are taking part in various community and charity initiatives. With this in mind, I figured that gifs of Madiba were perfectly fitting. Happy Mandela Day, everybody! You can also check out some more from the Global… Read More It’s #FridayGIFday! And today’s theme: Madiba #MandelaDay

“…The Mandela family will be embarrassed and shamed” – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The court papers landed in my inbox on Saturday, and they were explosive. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had taken to the Mthatha High Court to stop Mandla Mandela (Nelson Mandela’s grandson and chief of the Mvezo village that neighbours Qunu) from hosting a meeting of the AbaThembu royal family, which was planned for this Friday. Why was Madikizela-Mandela… Read More “…The Mandela family will be embarrassed and shamed” – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela