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Criminal complaint laid against Mandela's grandson

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2013 | 12:55 PM

Members of former South African President Nelson Mandela's family have laid a criminal complaint against his grandson Mandla.



A police spokesman told the BBC officers would investigate allegations of illegal grave tampering.



He said a public prosecutor would then decide whether to press charges.



It involves the bodies of three of the ex-president's children, who were allegedly moved from a family graveyard about two years ago by Mandla Mandela.



In a separate case, 16 Mandela family members are seeking to move the bodies back to the graveyard in the village of Qunu, where Mandela, who is critically ill in hospital with a recurring lung infection, wants to be laid to rest.



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