Start making sense of your financial wellness.

Watch the Sitholes every Thursday at 17h30 on e.tv

Graca has 90 days to contest will

Comment on this story


iol news pic Graca Machel headshot

REUTERS

Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel attends a send-off ceremony for late former president Mandela at Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Johannesburg - Former president Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel has 90 days to decide whether she will waive her right to half of his estate, Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke said on Monday.

“The marriage between former president Mandela and Mrs Machel was in community of property,” he said while reading Mandela's will out in Johannesburg.

Moseneke explained that when a couple was married in community of property they were entitled to 50 percent of the estate if one of the partner's die.

“She may opt to have exactly half of the estate. It's an election that needs to happen in 90 days... that's still pending.”

He said Machel had not yet given her decision.

The provisional assessment of Mandela's estate was about R46-million.

madiba will

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke reads Nelson Mandela's will at a press conference. Photo: @shsmillie

TWITTER

Read the executive summary of Nelson Mandela's will. (PDF)

Sapa


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks

Business Directory