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Mvezo, where Nelson Mandela was born and may be buried

Mvezo, where Nelson Mandela was born and may be buried

Where Mandela will be buried is still being speculated; it might be in the Mandela Graveyard in Qunu; it might be at his home in Qunu, it might be in Mvezo, around 30km away from where Madiba (Mandela) was born; and of course there is a slight chance

Mvezo where Nelson Mandela was born and may be buried
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File Image: Mandla Mandela, talking to the members of his tribe. Mvezo was where Mandela was born.
Mvezo where Nelson Mandela was born and may be buried
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Mandla Mandela (Full name Zwelivelile Mandela, born 1974) is the chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council and the grandson of Nelson Mandela. He graduated from Rhodes Uni with a degree in Politics in 2007.Mandela's father, Makgatho Mandel, Nelsons son.
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File Image: The road to Mvezo, Nelson Mandela birthplace.
Mvezo where Nelson Mandela was born and may be buried
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File Image: Mvezo is a village patched alongside the banks of the Mbhashe River in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape. Its added stature lies in its history as the place that gave birth to arguably one the world’s greatest statesman, Nelson Mandela.
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File Image: Images of Nelson Mandela at the Mvezo, Nelson Mandela's birthplace.
Mvezo where Nelson Mandela was born and may be buried
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File Image: Mandla Mandela, talking to the members of his tribe. Mvezo was where Mandela was born.
Mvezo where Nelson Mandela was born and may be buried
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Mvezo is renowned for its rich history, culture and heritage. Its added stature lies in its history as the place that gave birth to arguably the world’s greatest statesman, Nelson Mandela. Mvezo possesses an enchanting scenery, serenity and natural a
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File Image: The view from the village of Mvezo, Nelson Mandela's village where he was born.
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File Image: Mandla Mandela, Nelson Mandela talking to his villagers.

Where Mandela will be buried is still being speculated; it might be in the Mandela Graveyard in Qunu; it might be at his home in Qunu, it might be in Mvezo, around 30km away from where Madiba (Mandela) was born; and of course there is a slight chance

Newspapers in Gauteng reported on Wednesday 26/06/2013 that former president Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela stormed out of a family meeting in Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, after a disagreement.

Three sources told The Star the family was torn between Mandla Mandela --who wants Mandela buried at his birthplace in Mvezo -- and the rest, who felt that his wish to be buried next to his children should be respected.

The Star reported that a Mandela family meeting held in Qunu on Tuesday was to discuss a "significant" family matter.

The meeting was attended by the family, United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa and Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

The Times reported that a group of elders planned to fly to Gauteng to assess the critically ill Mandela and decide what to do.

It reported that the meeting on Tuesday had focused on Mandela's health, and on the moving of the family graves from Qunu to Mvezo in 2011. The graves were moved by Mandla Mandela.

The Times reported that the family wanted the graves of three of Mandela's children -- sons Makgatho and Thembekile and daughter Makaziwe -- to be in Qunu.

The newspaper reported that it understood that a fuming Mandla Mandela, who moved the graves without consulting the family, stormed out of the meeting.

Mandla Mandela could not be reached for comment.
Where Mandela will be buried is still being speculated; it might be in the Mandela Graveyard in Qunu; it might be at his home in Qunu, it might be in Mvezo, around 30km away from where Madiba (Mandela) was born; and of course there is a slight chance it might be somewhere for statesmen, like Pretoria.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) call their preparations "The M plan". They have the first option on accommodations for 60 people at the museum in Qunu.
But Mandela isn't dead yet; the world will just have to wait patiently for the death of the 94 year old Nelson Mandela.

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