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Nelson Mandela’s Party Turns 100

Nelson Mandela’s Party Turns 100

By AP – In Bloemfontein, South Africa, tens of thousands of chanting and dancing revelers waved the green and gold colors of the African National Congress as Africa’s oldest liberation movement celebrated its 100th anniversary Sunday, though many South Africans say the party hasn’t delivered on its promises since taking power in 1994. A dozen African leaders and more former heads of state along with African kings and chieftains attended a midnight ceremony where President Jacob Zuma lit a flame, expected to stay alight the entire year, at the red brick, tin-roofed Wesleyan church where black intellectuals and activists founded … read more

Mandela’s Grandson In Marital Controversies

Mandela’s Grandson In Marital Controversies

The first wife of Nelson Mandela‘s grandson is on the move to have her husband’s wedding to a Swazi princess, Mbali Makhatini, annulled on the grounds that the pair is still legally married. Mandla Mandela, 37, reportedly defied a court order recently placed on him barring him from entering into any protracted civil union while still legally married to Tando Mabunu Mandela, his first wife. Tando has revealed that legal action is being taken on the controversial marriage which took place Saturday, December 24, 2011, at the Mveso Royal Palace in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. ‘You must remember that both Mandela … read more