Contralesa calls on Mandla Mandela to step down
Mandela married a Muslim woman at the weekend and is believed to have converted to Islam last year.
CAPE TOWN - The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South African (Contralesa) has called on Mvezo Chief Mandla Mandela to step down following his conversion to Islam.
Mandela married Rabia Clarke, a Muslim woman, at the weekend and is believed to have converted to Islam late last year.
It's his fourth marriage.
Contralesa's Xolile Ndevu says Mandela's new religious affiliation is a problem.
Ndevu believes Chief Mandela cannot both lead the people of Mvezo and the Eastern Cape and be a Muslim at the same time.
"It means now he is no longer a chief of AbaThembu in Mvezo but becomes a Muslim because the Mvezo people are not Muslim."
As always, Twitter users turned to the social media site to share their views:
Mandla Mandela got married again? Rabia Clark, u in our prayers
- #Stop Albino killing (@kuliroberts) February 9, 2016
I'm stressed out by this Mandla Mandela wedding. Only coz we won't be slayed like this in parliament again pic.twitter.com/wBNVkUOb3V
- Simamkele Dlakavu (@simamkeleD) February 9, 2016
Mandla Mandela is a fool,in our culture a woman marrys into my culture. He might as well change his surname to hers.
- Vusi Khumalo (@_vus) February 9, 2016
Contralesa wants Mandla Mandela to step down as a Chief because he converted to Islam. And I thought I've heard it all in my life. SMH.
- Agent Provocateur (@De_Imperial) February 9, 2016
- Scapegoat (@andiMakinana) February 7, 2016