Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s will was read to his family and beneficiaries this morning.With an estimated estate of 46 million Rand (£2.5m), here is a summary of some of the key bequests:
- Mr Mandela's third wife, Graca Machel, is entitled to half the estate under South African marital law but could decide to waive her rights, executors said.
- Some of the estate will be split between three trusts set up by Mandela, including a family trust designed to provide for his more than 30 children, grand-children and great grand-children.
- Each of the Mandela children and some of his grand-children received US $300,000 (£184,000).
- Many other grandchildren will receive 100,000 Rand.
ITV News' Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports:
- Mr Mandela's home in Johannesburg, where he spent most of his life after being freed from apartheid jails, will be inherited by the children of his deceased son Makgatho.
- The ANC (African National Congress) ruling party will also receive some royalties, subject to availability of funds, of a minimum of 10-30%.
- Nine members of staff, including his long-time personal assistant Zelda Le Grange, also shared in the fortune with 50,000 rand each (£2,750).
Mandela's personal chef Xoliswa Ndoyiya, who also received 50,000 Rand, said: "It shows me he loved me for who I am".
- Several schools and universities that Mr Mandela attended are to receive 100,000 Rand (£5500) each.
After the details of the will were made public, George Bizos, Mr Mandela's friend and former lawyer, was moved to tears as he spoke of the gesture to help the educational institutions.