Grandson of Nelson Mandela arrives in Pakistan on Dr Tahir ul Qadri invitation

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Grandson of Nelson Mandela arrives in Pakistan on Dr Tahir ul Qadri invitation

LAHORE: Mandla Mandela, the grandson of the late anti-apartheid hero, former South African president Nelson Mandela, arrived in Lahore on Thursday.

Mandla, who is a member parliament of South Africa, is on a visit to Pakistan on theinvitation of Dr Tahirul Qadri, the head of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).

According to PAT representatives, the South African dignitary will attend PAT’s ‘Tajdar-e-Khatam-e-Nabbuwat Conference’.

It is Mandla Mandela’s first visit to Pakistan after accepting Islam. Mandla has arrived from Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Speaking to media at the airport, he said: “I am very happy to come here. I am not here for any political interests, my grandfather also loved Pakistan.”

He added that he is proud to celebrate Eid Milad-un-Nabi with the people of Pakistan.

Mandla Mandela converted to Islam in 2016.