Winnie gets nothing
Former president Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has been left out of the will of the former statesman.
Madikizela-Mandela was Mandela’s second wife. They divorced in 1996 after 38 years of marriage.
Madikizela-Mandela reportedly wanted a R20 million divorce settlement, which she said was half of Mandela’s assets.
Her claim was unsuccessful.
The anti-apartheid veteran was left out of the will that was read by executors in Johannesburg on Monday.
Mandela offspring share millions
Former president Nelson Mandela’s children and grandchildren from his first and second wife will share millions of rands, according to the former statesman’s will.
Makgatho Mandela and Makaziwe Mandela, his children with first wife Evelyn, would get R3.5m and R3.3m respectively.
Makgatho’s children, Ndaba, Mbuso and Andile Mandela, would receive R1.1m each.
Makaziwe’s children – Dumani, Tukwini, Adjao Amuah and Kweku Amuah -would receive R1.1 million each.
Thembekile Mandela’s children, Ndileka and Nandi Mandela, would get R3.3m each from the estate. Thembekile is Mandela’s eldest son with Evelyn.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s children, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini and Zindzi Mandela, are set to receive R3m each.
Zenani’s children – Zinhle, Zaziwe and Zamaswazi – would receive R100,000 each.
Bambatha, Zondwa, Zwelabo and Zoleka, who are Zindzi’s children, would also receive R100,000 each.
Mandela’s great grandchild, Zozuko Mandela, who is Zamaswazi’s child, will get R100,000 from the estate.
Staff members and organisations
Nine staff members, who worked closely with Mandela, including his former personal assistant La Grange, received R50,000 each from the estate.
Education institutions – the University of Witwatersrand and Fort Hare University – received R100,000 each.
Qunu Secondary School in the Eastern Cape and Orlando West High School in Soweto, Gauteng, received R100,000 each. The institutions would use the money for bursaries and scholarships.
The ANC would receive a minimum of 10 percent and a maximum of 30 percent of royalties from the NRM Family Trust.
Mandela’s homes in Houghton, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Qunu and Mthatha in the Eastern Cape were left to a family trust.
The family members would be able to use the five properties for their own accommodation as they saw fit.
Mandela’s lawyer and friend George Bizos said the will showed how unselfish Mandela was.
“His wishes in his will are a summary of his wishes in life. He has also provided for education institutions. He was not selfish,” said an emotional Bizos after the reading of the will.
The provisional assessment of Mandela’s estate was about R46 million, Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke told reporters as he released Mandela’s will.