MTHATHA, South Africa : Lawyers for Nelson Mandela’s relatives met Monday to try to resolve a bitter family feud over the eventual burial site of the critically ill anti-apartheid hero.

Legal teams met all day in the southern city of Mthatha after 16 relatives last week asked a court to order the return of the remains of three of Mandela’s children to his ancestral village Qunu, a family lawyer said. His eldest grandson Mandla allegedly had the graves moved to Mvezo, about 30km away, without the rest of the family’s consent in 2011.

Mandla is expected to file his answering papers on Tuesday and “then we will decide how to move forward,” the 16 relatives’ lawyer told journalists after the talks. Mandela had expressed his wish to be buried in Qunu, and his daughters want to have the children’s remains transferred so they can be together.