Does it matter that Mandla Mandela married a Muslim woman?

Contralesa's statement addressing news of Mandla Mandela's marriage to a woman of Islamic faith has sparked national debate about his role as a traditional leader.

702's Azania Mosaka gave listeners an opportunity to share their thoughts regarding the issue.

Listen to the conversation below:

There is a requirement that if you want to remain in the religion then your husband or wife must convert. Islam is a voluntary religion. People should accept you whether you're Muslim or Christian.

Adam, caller in Pretoria

I don't have a problem with him converting to become Muslim but I do know that it doesn't go in hand with the traditions of the Xhosa.

Zozo, caller in Menlyn

The issue with Mandla Mandela isn't about Muslim... What he should've done is consulted as a leader of the people.

Eigh, caller in Joburg

I think there's tribal politics at play and there's more than what meets the eye on this issue.

Yunis, caller in Joburg

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