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Mandela’s €3 million will revealed: Staff members, family and the ANC all benefit

Close members of the leader’s staff will be awarded around €3,000 each. There is a 90 day period in which the will can be contested.

A painting of former South African president Nelson Mandela by British artist Richard Stone is displayed at a art exhibition in his honor at Cape Town.
A painting of former South African president Nelson Mandela by British artist Richard Stone is displayed at a art exhibition in his honor at Cape Town.
Image: Schalk van Zuydam/AP/Press Association Images

EXECUTORS OF NELSON Mandela’s estate have confirmed the late South African leader left behind assets worth around 46 million rand (€3 million).

Details of the anti-apartheid icon’s last will and testament were  revealed today, in the wake of a very public family feud over who will carry on the family name.

According to the BBC, the family trust will receive 1.5m rand (just under €100,000), plus royalties.

Close personal staff will each be awarded 50,000 rand (around €3,330), while schools the former president attended will get 100,000 rand.

Executor Dikgang Moseneke told reporters that the will was read out to family members earlier today, and outlined a “provisional inventory” of 46 million South African rand, before cautioning the amount could change as the will is studied more carefully.

He also said that he was not aware of any challenges to the provisions set out. However, there is a 90 day period during which objections can be lodged.

Includes reporting from AP & AFP

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