Fri, 05 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT
Mandela’s family fight over burial site: In pictures

As Nelson Mandela remains critically ill, his family squabbled over where three of Mandela's children, and eventually the leader himself, will be buried. The fight over the grave sites was both an intimate matter and a public struggle over a national landmark



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Former South African President Nelson Mandela's granddaughter Ndileka Mandela listens to proceedings during a court case concerning the removal of the remains of three of the ailing anti-apartheid hero's children, in the High Court of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape of South Africa July 2, 2013. Sixteen members of the Mandela family have already won a court order forcing Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla Mandela - officially chief of the Mandela clan - to return the bodies that he dug up two years ago from the village of Qunu, where Nelson Mandela grew up.

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