Nelson Mandela’s family ‘happy’ with £2.5m will

At least he was modest enough with his wealth unlike some other African leaders

Metro

Nelson Mandela left an estate valued at about £2.5million, the executors of his will announced.

The former South African president’s 30 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will receive a share of an £80,000 trust fund, plus royalties.

The ruling African National Congress party, personal staff and several schools will also receive a share, deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke revealed.

The 40-page will has been well received by his notoriously factious family with ‘no contest’ so far, he added. Mr Mandela’s third wife, Graca Machel, was likely to waive her claims to the estate although she is entitled to half of it, he said.

The anti-apartheid leader died in December at the age of 95.

His estate includes a 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.

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