Feud splits Mandela family apart

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's national hero, has a dispute with his own family.

Nelson Mandela, South Africa's national hero, has a dispute with his own family.

The Sunday Times reported yesterday on its front page about a "bitter" feud which is dividing the family . The dispute even led his ex-wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and their two daughters Zindzi and Zenani to boycott the huge 90th birthday party held for Mandela last weekend at his homestead in Qunu, Eastern Cape.

His daughters wrote him a letter in which they said they would not attend because they were angry that they were not properly consulted. Among others, they were upset that the birthday party was not more intimate for family members only and that 500 guests had been invited.

Another issue is Mandela's proposed division of his estate and funeral arrangements after his death, the paper said. - Sapa-dpa

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