“Civil and customary law came
under the spotlight in the Mthatha High Court yesterday as Winnie
Madikizela-Mandela launched her claim to Nelson Mandela’s Qunu house”.
“The property was willed to
the Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela Family Trust by Mandela for the benefit of the
Mandela family – including his third wife, Graça Machel, and her children”.
“But Madikizela-Mandela claims
the Qunu property was given to her by the tribal authority while Mandela was
still in prison and she had not anticipated that the land would be given to
that while the civil union was dissolved through a divorce, the customary
marriage which took place in 1958 by payment of lobola to her family, had not
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