Mandela family show 'not reality TV'

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Nelson Mandela's granddaughters are considering a proposal to star in a documentary about young African professionals, one of the women has revealed.

Dorothy Adjoa Amuah bristled at descriptions of the project as reality television and at criticism that it exploited the name of the widely-respected former South African president.

Ms Amuah said producers pitched the idea to her and two other Mandela granddaughters. She said the three, all businesswomen in their late 20s or early 30s, were still considering whether to go ahead with the project.

"This is by no means a Kardashian show," she said, referring to the socialite family made famous by their US reality show. "This is supposed to be about the dynamics of Africa and how it's changing."