Mandla Mandela mum on family feud

Mandla Mandela says he only wants to focus on preserving and upholding his grandfather's legacy.

Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla, and his eldest daughter, Makaziwe, have reportedly been embroiled in a spat over who should control Madiba's legacy. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla says he wants to focus only on preserving and upholding his grandfather's legacy.

This follows reports that an ongoing feud within the Mandela family has still not been settled.

Mandela's eldest daughter Makaziwe and Mandla have reportedly been embroiled in a spat over who should control Madiba's legacy and lead the family.

It's being claimed that both water and electricity was disconnected at Mandla's home in Qunu on the eve of Mandela's state funeral and that the locks were changed shortly after Makaziwe's arrived.

_The Times _newspaper reported that Makaziwe told Mandla to remove his livestock from the homestead while people closely aligned to him were reportedly refused access to the gravesite.

Mandla's spokesperson Freddy Pilusa declined to confirm or deny the allegations referring to them as minor issues.

Fifteen members of the Mandela family were involved in a bitter dispute with Mandla earlier this year after it emerged he exhumed the remains of three of Mandela's children in 2011 and moved them from Qunu to Mvezo without their consent.

In July, the court ruled against him and the judge found his actions to be "scandalous" and "vicious".

The remains were subsequently reburied in Qunu.