Mandela given lion cubs as a gift
Nelson Mandela was presented with two white lion cubs for his birthday by the Mvezo Traditional Council, his grandson has disclosed.
"The family was happy to receive these unique lions symbolising his strength and courage," said Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela.
"We have named the lions Mphakanyiswa and Nosekeni after Madiba's father and mother respectively."
The Mandela family requested the Lion Park to care for the lions on their behalf and it accepted.