Nelson Mandela said to have left $4M estate

Feb 03, 2014, 7:12 AM EST
A man holds programs for people attending a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela at St Peter's Cathedral on December 16, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.
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Nelson Mandela left an estate valued at more than 46 million rand ($4.13m; £2.53m), a public reading of his will has revealed. Executor Justice Dikgang Moseneke, summarising what he said was a 40-page document, said he was "not aware of any contest" to the will. Close personal staff each get 50,000 rand. Schools the former South African president attended are due to receive 100,000 rand. Mandela died in December, aged 95. He also left 100,000 rand to each of four other educational institutions, for bursaries and scholarships. The mood of the Mandela family when the will was read was "charged with emotions but it went well," said the executor, who added that the Mandela family were "well pleased" by his will.
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