Citizen Reporter
2 minute read
12 May 2017
3:19 pm

Mandla Mandela and wife Rabie Clarke welcome new baby

Citizen Reporter

The late former president's grandchild seems excited to be taking on the role of a father.

The couple announced the news on Monday after much speculation on social media. Photo: Benny Gool/Oryx Media

Mandla Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s oldest grandchild, and his wife, Rabie Clarke, welcomed their first baby together this morning. The couple announced the birth of their bundle of joy on Instagram on Friday, May 12.

“We are thrilled to announce the birth of our first baby in Cape Town today. The name will be revealed following a traditional naming ceremony in the next week or two. Both mother and child are in excellent health.

“The family is very grateful to the medical and nursing team who helped deliver this bundle of joy into the world. We cannot wait to introduce our child to the people of Mvezo Khomkhulu. Alhamdulillah,” he wrote on Instagram.

Judging from the social media posts, Mandela seems excited to be taking on the role of a father. He announced the upcoming birth early February this year on Instagram as well.

Clarke is Mandla Mandela’s fourth wife, he married her last year February. The pregnancy announcement came shortly after the couple’s first wedding anniversary.


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