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Mandela's former aide to publish memoirs

The long-serving and trusted white personal aide of Nelson Mandela will publish her memoirs in June about how her life was transformed by South Africa's late anti-apartheid icon, Penguin Books announced Thursday. Zelda la Grange, Mandela's private assistant during his 1994-1999 presidency and subsequent retirement, had become a fixture by the Nobel laureate's side.

Mandela's former aide to publish memoirs

The long-serving and trusted white personal aide of Nelson Mandela will publish her memoirs in June about how her life was transformed by South Africa's late anti-apartheid icon, Penguin Books announced Thursday. Zelda la Grange, Mandela's private assistant during his 1994-1999 presidency and subsequent retirement, had become a fixture by the Nobel laureate's side.

Mandela family launches wine collection in Netherlands

Nelson Mandela's oldest daughter Makaziwe and a granddaughter on Wednesday launched their wine collection in the Netherlands, hoping the world-famous branding will help them conquer the European market. Called the "Thembu Collection" after Mandela's tribe of Xhosa-speaking people, the House of Mandela winery's products mark the Mandela family's first commercial venture, Makaziwe Mandela told journalists at a launch in Amsterdam.

South Africa delivers Mandela commemorative stamp

South Africa issued a black-and-white commemorative stamp on Tuesday to celebrate the life and legacy of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela who died last year. The souvenir stamp, which captures a greying and smiling Mandela, was launched on the 24th anniversary of his release from nearly three decades in apartheid prisons. The portrait of the father of South African democracy was taken a few years before his death on December 5 and the stamp commemorates his "life and legacy", according to the South African Post Office.

Court annuls Mandela's polygamist grandson's third marriage

A South African court has annulled the third marriage of Nelson Mandela's eldest grandson Mandla to a Swazi princess following an application from his estranged first wife, his lawyer said Saturday. Mandla, a member of parliament and traditional chief, lost the case against his first wife Tando Mabunu-Mandela after a two-year legal battle, his lawyer Gary Jansen said. "That is correct. It was yesterday (Friday)," he told AFP, declining to elaborate. A family spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

Main beneficiaries from Nelson Mandela's will

Almost 50 people or institutions are named as beneficiaries in former South African president Nelson Mandela's will, according to an executive summary. The main beneficiaries are: - Wife Graca Machel, who is entitled to 50 percent of his estate, worth at least $4.1 million. She is likely to waive that right in favour of receiving four properties in Mozambique, cars, art work, jewellery and other assets. - Mandela's children each get around $300,000, or if they borrowed that amount from him during his lifetime, have their debts annulled.

Mandela leaves at least $4.1 million in last will

Nelson Mandela left an estate of at least $4.1 million, according to details of his final will and testament released Monday, amid a very public family feud over his legacy. The wife of South Africa's first black president is entitled to half of his estate, with the rest shared out among various family members, personal staff, schools and the ruling ANC. The will was read out two months after the death in December of the anti-apartheid icon at the age of 95.

Mandela's estate worth at least $4.1mn

Nelson Mandela left his roughly $4.1-million estate to his wife Graca Machel, family members, staff, schools and the ANC, according to a summary of his will released Monday. Two months after the death of the 95-year-old South African statesman, lawyers said wife Graca was likely to waive her right to half the estate, opting instead to receive four properties in Mozambique and other assets. Royalties from his books and other projects, as well as his homes in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Qunu and Mthatha were left to a family trust.

Mandela's estate worth at least $4.1mn

Nelson Mandela left his roughly $4.1-million estate to his wife Graca Machel, family members, staff, schools and the ANC, according to a summary of his will released Monday. Two months after the death of the 95-year-old South African statesman, lawyers said wife Graca was likely to waive her right to half the estate, opting instead to receive four properties in Mozambique and other assets. Royalties from his books and other projects, as well as his homes in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Qunu and Mthatha were left to a family trust.

Nelson Mandela leaves $4 million estate to family, staff, ANC

By Zandi Shabalala and Tiisetso Motsoeneng JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela left his $4.1 million estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and several local schools, according to a reading of his will on Monday. The will was expected to set off another round of squabbling among members of his large and factious family over the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's financial legacy.
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