Mandla Mandela ties the knot

The grandson of former president Nelson Mandela was married in a Muslim ceremony on Saturday.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Former President Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela has remarried.

He confirmed his union to Rabia Clarke on Sunday after news of the ceremony sparked comments on a Facebook page.

The announcement was followed by a statement from Mandela himself.

"I am honoured and delighted to announce my marriage to Rabia Clarke, in Cape Town, on 6 February 2016. I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Rabia's parents, her extended family and the Muslim community, for welcoming me into their hearts."

He adds "Although Rabia and I were raised in different cultural and religious traditions, our coming together reflects what we have in common: We are South Africans."

According to reports, the chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council converted to Islam about two months ago.

This is Mandela's fourth marriage following his divorce battle with Tando Mabunu-Mandela.