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Mandela's Grandson Named Chief of Xhosa Council

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Mandela's Grandson Named Chief of Xhosa Council

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Mandela's Grandson Named Chief of Xhosa Council

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If you think Nelson Mandela is a born leader, you'd be right: At birth, he was in line to become a chief among his Xhosa people. He renounced his claim to fight for freedom. This week, a happy Mandela watched his grandson reclaim the title. Mandla Mandela wore the lion skin that symbolizes royalty as he was installed as chief of a traditional council.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

You could say Nelson Mandela is a born leader and you would be right. At birth, he was in line to become a chief among his Xhosa people. He renounced his claim to fight for freedom. This week, a happy Mandela watched his grandson reclaim the title. Thirty-two-year-old Mandla Mandela wore the lion skin that symbolizes royalty as he was installed as chief of a traditional council.

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