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Mandela heir ordered to return exhumed bodies to original graves

By: Caroline DUMAY | Kate WILLIAMS | Stephen CARSTENS

As Nelson Mandela remains critically ill in hospital, relatives have been in court over the family burial plot. The former South African President's grandson and eldest male heir, Mandla, exhumed the graves of 3 of Mandela's children in 2010, moving them to another plot 20km away. His family accuse him of grave tampering and of planning to build a morbid tourist attraction. South Africans have been shocked by the very public dispute, as they prepare to say goodbye to their iconic former leaader.

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