Nelson Mandela’s eldest grandson Mandla and his wife Rabia have welcomed a set of twins into their family, the couple announced on Friday.
The Mandelas chose a sweet nursery rhyme to share their news:
What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails
And puppy-dogs’ tails
That’s what little boys are made of
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice
And all things nice
That’s what little girls are made of
The Mandelas have another child, Mandela, who was born last year.
“Mandla is now a BIG brother and Mvuso Khomkulo is about to hear the pitter-patter of little feet again. Our family is growing by 20 more fingers and 20 more toes,” the statement said.
Mandla married Capetonian Rabia in a traditional Muslim ceremony in February 2016. He is the chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council and his split from his third wife, Nodiyala Mbali Makhathini, has been widely reported on.