Mandla Mandela charged with teacher's assault

Mandla Mandela. (Gallo)

Mandla Mandela. (Gallo)

Former president Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela has been formally charged with assault, the SABC reported on Thursday.

He appeared in the Mthatha Magistrate's Court. The broadcaster reported that the legal team received the docket on Thursday morning and asked for time to go through it and consult.

The case was postponed to February 24 and he was released on a warning.

Mandela allegedly drew a firearm in Mthatha in October after a teacher, Mlamli Ngudle, crashed his car into a car driven by one of Mandela's guests. 

Ngudle had to undergo emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain, according to the newspaper.

Another case
Meanwhile, according to the City Press, Mandela and his estranged first wife Tando Mabunu-Mandela were in the high court in East London in early December. She wants his marriage to his third wife annulled.

The case was postponed and Mandela was ordered to pay his estranged wife's costs.

On Friday, Mandela's lawyers were back in the same court applying for an urgent interdict to stop the sale of 50 of his cattle at an auction in Mvezo.
This was after he failed to pay a law firm close to R500 000 in legal fees.

The newspaper reported that the law firm wanted Mandela to pay them R467 400 plus 15% interest, according to an order against him at the high court in Cape Town.

Cattle were not sold
Mandela's application was dismissed as not urgent on Friday, and the sale was given the go-ahead. But no one pitched up to buy the cattle, and the auction was abandoned.

Mandela's new lawyer, Arnold Immerman, was pleased the cattle were not sold. This would buy them more time.

Mandela said: "I have not received any summons calling for me to go to court. As for the auctions, I have no idea. I don't even attend auctions." – Sapa

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