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Contralesa upholds freedom of religion, says EC chair

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South African (Contralesa) has denied reports that it called on Mvezo Chief Mandla Mandela to step down following his conversion to Islam.

It is believed that Mandela converted to Islam late last year in preparation to marry Rabia Clarke at the weekend.

Contralesa's Nkosi Mwelo Nonkonyana explained that the group does not object to Mandela's marriage to a Muslim woman.

Nonkonyana said that the body only has qualms with the fact that, according to Thembu custom, the bride is meant to convert to the faith of the groom.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

There's nothing wrong in marrying a Muslim woman... there is freedom of religion in this country which Contralesa upholds.

Nkosi Mwelo Nonkonyana, Contralesa's provincial chairperson

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