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S. African royals concerned at Mandela family 'instability'

Published on Dec 30, 2013 6:13 AM
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Former South African President Nelson Mandela arriving for the funeral of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela at St Stithian’s College Chapel in Sandton, north of Johannesburg on on June 17, 2010. The tribal royal house in South Africa of which Mandela was a member on Sunday expressed concern at "instability" in the icon's family and urged calm as his estate is settled. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP 

CAPE TOWN (AFP) - The tribal royal house in South Africa of which Nelson Mandela was a member on Sunday expressed concern at "instability" in the icon's family and urged calm as his estate is settled.

The AbaThembu royal family called the meeting in Qunu where Mandela was buried on December 15 and "shared their concern" amid reports of internal strife and warring over his estate.

"We advised the family members to remain calm, respect the administration of the estate and ensure that all the assets remain where they are until the processes are finalised," said a statement.

The meeting held on Friday decided that elders must attend all family meetings "until further notice", it added.

 
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