Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Ndaba, was seen at what is believed to be his grandfather’s gravesite in Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday.
Sapa reported that close relatives of the former president and chiefs of the Abathembu royal family gathered at his home in Qunu on Tuesday morning.
This followed an urgent call reportedly made by his children, a Sapa correspondent reported.
Among those who arrived at the homestead were Mandla Mandela, Thanduxolo Mandela, Ndaba Mandela, and Ndileka Mandela.
Also there was chief Bhovulengwe, of the Abathembu royal council.
Napilisi Mandela, an elder in the Mandela family, said it was being called to discuss delicate matters pertaining to the anti-apartheid icon.
Napilisi Mandela usually presides over the family’s meetings and rituals.
Meanwhile, several Gauteng businessmen have released 100 white doves outside the hospital where Mandela is being treated to symbolise the freedom that he brought to the country.