The Democratic Alliance has been throwing Nelson Mandela's name around and the Mandela royal house is not pleased. In a recently released statement, Mandla Mandela has claimed that the opposition party has 'abused' the late icon's legacy.
The Mandela royal house has asked the Democratic Alliance to stop using Nelson Mandela's name in their election campaign.
In a bombshell statement released today, Mandla Mandela, who currently heads the house, told the opposition party to desist in 'pretending' to uphold the struggle icon's legacy reports TimesLIVE.
In the statement, Mandla accuses the DA of 'abusing the Mandela name and legacy' all in an attempt to 'further their own narrow class interests'.
The house has made it clear that they stand behind the ANC, insisting that the ruling party was an example of 'true unity'.
The use of the icon's name, according to the house is 'opportunistic' while totally disregarding Mandela's own position:
"The DA is highly opportunistic to campaign in President Mandela’s name while totally disregarding our global icon’s own position about who represents the interests of the people of South Africa and who has been able to represent the majority of South Africans since the dawn of democracy,"
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