Nelson Mandela’s oldest grandson was on Wednesday in Mthatha, Cape Province, South Africa sentenced to pay a fine of 817 dollars or to serve two years in prison for assault. Mandla Mandela, legislator for the ruling African National Congress (ANC), was found to have attacked a teacher, Mlamli Ngudle, in a 2013 road rage incident in Mthatha.
The prosecutor said Ngudle had allegedly bumped a parked vehicle belonging to one of Mandela’s friends. Some witnesses said Mandela threatened Ngudle with a gun. The prosecutor said even the court in Mthatha during the trial confirmed that the legislator was arrogant and evasive during his testimony.
He said the legislator had been found guilty of assault in March. Mandela made headlines in 2013 when a judge ordered him to return the remains of his father and two other children of Nelson Mandela to Qunu, their ancestral home. Mandela had moved them to a memorial centre in another location without consulting the family