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Mandela 'pressured' to attend final
11/07/2010  by PA
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The grandson of Nelson Mandela has claimed FIFA have put "extreme pressure" on the former South African president to attend tonight's World Cup final.

Mandla Mandela also said the world governing body did not "understand the family's traditions and customs". Mandela's great granddaughter Zenani Mandela died in a car accident on the eve of the tournament and Mandla Mandela explained the family should be left alone to mourn her loss.

"The family has really taken a step back from a lot of activities and we've been mourning the loss of Zenani," Mandla Mandela told BBC Radio Five Live. "So we've come under extreme pressure from FIFA requiring and wishing that my grandfather be at the final."

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