The family wants R3m to be paid towards Manzini's wife, R3m for his 24-year-old son, R4m for his 16-year-old daughter and R100,000 for funeral expenses.
The lawyers demanded payment within 14 days of receipt of the letter or the party would face legal action.
“Unless we receive payment within the period set out in the preceding paragraph, our instruction is to institute legal action against yourselves without any further notice,” warned the lawyers.
“Notwithstanding the above demand, it is our instruction that given the sensitivity of the matter and the emotional pains our clients continue to be subjected to due to reckless public utterances by some members of the ANC, our clients would like this matter to be treated with high sensitivity for a sensible amicable resolution which would quickly bring closure and redress to them.
“In the circumstances, we are instructed to further inform you that our client would wish this matter to be amicably resolved, and in this regard is willing to engage on settlement in an attempt to resolve this matter without the need to proceed with litigation, as envisaged in Rule 41A of the high court,” read the letter.