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Sat May 28 04:06:38 SAST 2016

Mandla Mandela faces assault charge: report

Sapa | 01 December, 2013 10:39
ACCUSED: Mandla Mandela
Image by: Sunday Times

Former president Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela will face charges relating to the alleged assault of an Mthatha teacher, the Sunday Times reported.

"I can confirm the National Prosecuting Authority has taken a decision to charge him with assault and pointing a firearm in connection with that incident," NPA spokesman Luxolo Tyali was quoted as saying.

"Summons that require him to present himself at the Mthatha Regional Court on December 6 were drafted and sent to him."

Mandla Mandela allegedly drew a firearm in Mthatha in October after the teacher Mlamli Ngudle allegedly crashed his vehicle into a car driven by one of Mandela's guests. Mandela was in another vehicle.

Ngudle had to undergo emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain, according to the newspaper.

Meanwhile, according to the City Press, Mandela and his estranged first wife Tando Mabunu-Mandela were in the Eastern Cape High Court on Tuesday. She wants his marriage to his third wife annulled.

The case was postponed and Mandela was ordered to pay his estranged wife's costs.

On Friday, Mandela's lawyers were back in the same court applying for an urgent interdict to stop the sale of 50 of his cattle at an auction set in Mvezo.This was after he failed to pay a law firm close to R500 000 in legal fees.

The newspaper reported that the law firm wanted Mandela to pay them R467 400 plus 15% interest, according to an order against him at the Western Cape High Court.

Mandela's application was dismissed as not urgent on Friday, and the sale was given the go-ahead. But no one pitched up to buy the cattle, and the auction was abandoned.

Mandela's new lawyer, Arnold Immerman, was pleased the cattle were not sold. This would buy them more time.

Mandela said: "I have not received any summons calling for me to go to court. As for the auctions, I have no idea. I don't even attend auctions."


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