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Mandela Left $4.1 Million In Will

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Elmond Jiyane / AP A military honor guard lines the route for former South African president Nelson Madela's funeral procession as it makes its way to his final resting place in his home village of Qunu on Dec. 15, 2013.

Estate to be distributed to family, staff, former schools and the African National Congress

Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first black president, left behind a will worth at least $4.1 million with instructions to distribute it among family, staff, former schools and the African National Congress.

The executive director of the 40-page will, Dikgang Moseneke, told reporters Monday that the document was read to Mandela’s relatives earlier in the day. Moseneke said the “provisional inventory” was worth $4.1 million but that it could change when it’s looked at more carefully. He didn’t yet know of any contestation to the will’s provisions.

Reuters reports that Mandela’s estate includes an upscale home in Johannesburg, a more modest house in the Eastern Cape province and proceeds from book sales.

Mandela died on Dec. 5 aged 95. He was buried 10 days later in his home village of Qunu.


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