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Mandla Mandela to be sentenced on Wednesday

Mandela’s lawyer Billy Gundelfinger has argued for the Mvezo chief to be cautioned and discharged.

FILE: Former president Nelson Mandela's eldest grandson Mandla Mandela. Picture: Lauren Isaacs/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla Mandela, will be sentenced on an assault conviction on Wednesday.

He was found guilty of assaulting Mthatha teacher Mlamli Ngudle during a road rage incident in 2013.

Sentencing proceedings against the ANC MP started at the Mthatha Regional Court in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday morning.

Mandela's lawyer Billy Gundelfinger has argued for the Mvezo chief to be cautioned and discharged.

The defence has told the court Mandela is the family breadwinner and a first time offender, but the prosecution wants the ANC MP to be sent to prison.

Mandela had been convicted of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, an offence that could result in a jail term.

Magistrate Noluthando Conjwa is set to deliver her sentence tomorrow morning.

Earlier this year, The ANC said it would wait for sentencing before deciding on Mandela's future.

ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said the party had been trying to get in touch with Mandela to get details of the verdict.