Source: Jason Straziuso / AP / ABC News
The remains of Nelson Mandela’s three deceased children were reburied at their original resting site on Thursday, a day after a court ordered their return two years after a Mandela grandson moved the bodies.
Family members and community elders attended a ceremony on the Mandela property that included the singing of hymns. The reburial took place in Qunu, Mandela’s hometown and the place the former president has said he wants to be buried. Forensic tests earlier confirmed the remains were those of Mandela’s children.
Grandson Mandla Mandela moved the bodies to his village of Mvezo — Nelson Mandela’s birthplace — in 2011. The two towns are about 25 kilometers (15 miles) apart. Fifteen Mandela family members pursued court action last week to force the grandson to move the bodies.
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