Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Wants Qunu Home

The ex-wife of South Africa’s first black President Nelson Mandela has demanded his village home for her children, potentially trigging the first legal dispute since his death.

Zinzi Mandela (C) is the daughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (L) and Nelson Mandela
Zinzi Mandela (C) is the daughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (L) and Nelson Mandela

Winnie Madikiela-Mandela’s lawyers said she was asserting her “customary rights” by demanding the house.

Mr Mandela’s estate was provisionally valued at 46m rand ($4.3m; £2.5m) following his death in December.

The thrice-married Mr Mandela divorced Mrs Madikizela-Mandela in 1996.

The couple had two daughters, Zinzi and Zenani.

Mr Mandela has one surviving child, Makaziwe, from his first marriage to the late Evelyn Mase.

He was married to Graca Machel, the wife of Mozambique’s late President Samora Machel, at the time of his death.

Source: BBC

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