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Mandela grandson police raid

South African police have entered Nelson Mandela's grandson's home after he lost a court battle against other members of the family in a row over the graves of three of the former South African president's children.

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Mandela's grandson charged over 'moving graves'

Criminal charges have been laid against Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla over the alleged exhumation and reburial of three of the former president's children, Eastern Cape police have confirmed.

File photo: Mandla Mandela. Credit: DB Clare Byrne/DPA/Press Association Images

Nelson Mandela's eldest daughter Makaziwe and 16 other Mandela family members were last week granted an order compelling Mandla Mandela to return the remains to Qunu.

The remains were those of Mandla Mandela's father Makgatho Mandela, who died in 2005; Mandela's first daughter Makaziwe, who died as an infant in 1948; and Mandela's second son Madiba Thembekile, who died in a car accident in 1969.

Mandela relatives claim Mandla had not sought permission nor informed the family he had moved the graves.

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