Nelson Mandela ‘left $4m estate’

Nelson Mandela 'left $4m estate'

Former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Mandela foundation in Johannesburg, during a meeting with a group of American and South African students, as part of a series of activities leading to Mandela Day in July 2009. 3 February 2014 Last updated at 12:06 Mr Mandela left some of his money to close personal staff and schools he attended Nelson Mandela left an estate valued at more than 46 million rand ($4.13m; £2.53m), a public reading of his will has revealed.

Executor Justice Dikgang Moseneke, summarising what he said was a 40-page document, said he was "not aware of any contest" to the will.

Close personal staff each get 50,000 rand. Schools the former South African president attended are due to receive 100,000 rand.

Mr Mandela died in December, aged 95.

He left behind an estate that includes an upmarket house in Johannesburg, a modest dwelling in his rural Eastern Cape home province and royalties from book sales, including his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.

He also left 100,000 rand to each of four other educational institutions, for bursaries and scholarships.The mood of the Mandela family when the will was read was "charged with emotions but it went well," said the executor, who […]

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