As Former President Nelson Mandela spends a month in the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, undergoing treatment for a recurring lung infection, grandson Mandla Mandela has been removed from his post of traditional authority while Madiba remains in a critical but stable condition.

This was confirmed by King Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo of the Thembu tribe on Sunday that Mandla has been removed  "from all rank of duties" 

Mandla's expel comes after  a family feud, which erupted after it was revealed that Mandla had moved the bodies of three of Madiba's children to his village of Mvezo in in 2011 without communicating his decision with the rest of the Mandela family. 

The bodies were returned and reburial-ed   to their original burial site in Mandela's hometown, Qunu, after Mandela family members went to court to force Mandla to relinquish control of the remains.
King Dalindyebo said Mandla, a chief in the Mvezo area, wouldn't be allowed any involvement in tribal affairs until he apologises.

However  Mandla has vowed to  fight to have the Mthatha High Court’s ruling against him reversed.

He said the decision this week was a travesty of justice.
But he however set the record straight that he has no intention of exhuming his relatives’ remains again.

Mandla said incorrect information about Madiba's state of health may have been used to persuade the court to rule against him, allowing other family members to exhume the remains in the Eastern Cape. 

The public Mandela family spat has taken yet another turn, this time with Mandla saying his legal team will investigate whether the former president’s state of health was used to mislead the court.
Madiba’s eldest surviving daughter Makaziwe submitted an avadavat saying the former statesman’s health is perilous and that he is on life support machines. 

Mandla’s spokesperson Freddy Pilusa told Eyewitness News he wants justice.

“He is concerned about this medical report that was in-camera, which he never had preemie to.”
The Presidency has denied reports that Madiba is in a ‘vegetative state’ saying he remains in a critical but stable condition.
Meanwhile reports indicates that Mandela's family are meeting in Johannesburg to discuss who will take over Mandla's position.