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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.

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.

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.

Mandela's estate worth estimated $4.1mn

Nelson Mandela left portions of 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 entitled to half the estate, but may opt to receive only specified assets, including four properties in Mozambique. Royalties from his books and other projects, as well as his homes in Johannesburg, Qunu and Mthatha were left to a family trust.

Mandela's will to be made public

The executors of Nelson Mandela's estate are to reveal his last will and testament on Monday, amid a very public family feud over who will carry on the family name. Two months after the death of the 95-year-old South African statesman, lawyers will reveal who will gain control of his multi-million dollar assets. Mandela left behind his wife Graca Machel, ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and more than 30 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.

Mandela's will to be made public Monday

The dying wishes of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will be revealed on Monday, the Constitutional Court announced. "The executors in the estate... invite you to a media briefing on the contents of his last will and testament," the court's vice president, Dikgang Moseneke, said in a statement Sunday nearly two months after Mandela died on December 5. The Mandela Foundation will reveal the contents at midday on Monday at the foundation, he said.
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