Child sup­port: Mbuso Man­dela in dock

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - THEM­BE­LIHLE MKHONZA

GUGU Keswa, who has a three­year-old daugh­ter with Mbuso Man­dela, yes­ter­day said all she wants is for him to sup­port his child.

“This is not a per­sonal at­tack or a fight… it’s just a mother tak­ing a stand for her child to be sup­ported,” said Keswa out­side the Jo­han­nes­burg Fam­ily Court, where the child-sup­port mat­ter was heard and post­poned.

Mbuso Man­dela, the 26-yearold grand­son of Nel­son Man­dela, was ar­rested last Thurs­day for fail­ing to sup­port his daugh­ter.

Re­ports sug­gested that Mbuso Man­dela in­her­ited R4 mil­lion from his grandfather’s es­tate.

He made a brief ap­pear­ance in court. He didn’t speak to any­one as he left the build­ing. He had ear­lier been re­leased on bail in the Jo­han­nes­burg Mag­is­trate’s Court.

Af­ter the mat­ter was post­poned, Keswa was at pains to ex­plain to reporters that the Man­dela fam­ily had been very sup­port­ive, but she wanted her daugh­ter’s fa­ther to take some re­spon­si­bil­ity.

The con­tempt of court case was post­poned and the main­te­nance mat­ter was ad­journed to Fe­bru­ary 21.

“At the end of the day I just need the child to be sup­ported,” said Keswa.

“The case has been on and off for about two years now… I am not fight­ing… I just need the child to be sup­ported.”

Keswa, who is the com­plainant in the main­te­nance mat­ter, said she was sim­ply her daugh­ter’s voice.

RE­NEGED: Mbuso Man­dela is up for fail­ing to pay main­te­nance.

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