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Sat Sep 24 22:56:00 SAST 2016

Mandla Mandela's new bride 'rechristened'

TMG Digital | 21 March, 2016 20:20
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"Nosekeni is the name of former President Nelson Mandela's mother‚ the third wife of Chief Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela. File photo
Image by: Oryx Media.

Mandla Mandela's new bride was "rechristened" at a ceremony at the weekend.

She will be known as Nkosikazi Nosekeni Rabia Mandela‚ the family announced on Monday.

Mandela and his bride were welcomed by the AbaThembu community in Mvezo Komkhulu at the weekend.

The family's press release said "In a ceremony on Saturday‚ Rabia received the name‚ Nosekeni‚ from the Royal House of Mandela."

"Nosekeni is the name of former President Nelson Mandela's mother‚ the third wife of Chief Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela.

"On Sunday‚ traditional rituals were followed by a banquet for 300 members of the community‚ traditional leaders‚ elders‚ family and friends."

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