CAPE TOWN – Mandla Mandela has tied the knot in a Muslim ceremony in Cape Town at the weekend.
The grandson of former president Nelson Mandela confirmed on Twitter on Sunday evening his marriage to Rabia Clarke of Cape Town.
I am honoured and delighted to announce my marriage to Rabia Clarke, in Cape Town, on 6 February 2016,” he said in a statement.
“I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to Rabia’s parents, her extended family, and the Muslim community, for welcoming me into their hearts. Although Rabia and I were raised in different cultural and religious traditions, our coming together reflects what we have in common – we are South Africans,” he said.
According to Channel Islam International, Mandela, the traditional chief of the Mvezo, converted to Islam about two months ago.
The nikkah (ceremony) was said to be held at a masjid (place of worship) in Kensington on Saturday morning.
This is Mandela’s fourth marriage.
Isizwe sabaThembu siyabulela! pic.twitter.com/jS8ArfE0tr— mandla mandela (@mandlamandela) February 7, 2016
Blessing from above. My wife and I. pic.twitter.com/VJ9mu58b0A— mandla mandela (@mandlamandela) February 7, 2016
AbaThembu banomolokazana! pic.twitter.com/RAB996muXq— mandla mandela (@mandlamandela) February 7, 2016
Mrs Rabia Mandela. pic.twitter.com/zXMcRP1dqz— mandla mandela (@mandlamandela) February 7, 2016
African News Agency