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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.

Mandla Mandela with his new wife, Rabia. Picture: Twitter @mandlamandela
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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.”

TWITTER REACTION  

As always, Twitter users turned to the social media site to share their views:                                                                  

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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