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Details of Nelson Mandela's last will and testament revealed

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke (centre) reads Nelson Mandela's will Credit: Reuters

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.
Crowds gathered outside Nelson Mandela's home in Johannesburg to pay their respects after his death. Credit: Reuters
  • The ANC (African National Congress) ruling party will also receive some royalties, subject to availability of funds, of a minimum of 10-30%.
Current South African President Jacob Zuma is the leader of the ANC party Credit: Reuters
  • 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).
Nelson Mandela pictured with his long-time assistant Zelda Le Grange Credit: Reuters

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.

Nelson's Mandela's signed copy of his will Credit: www.nelsonmandela.org