The Mandela family is united in their legal battle to remove advocate George Bizos, Housing Minister Tokyo Sexwale and attorney Bally Chuene from two of the companies managing former president Nelson Mandela’s artworks. Zondwa Mandela, the former statesman’s grandson, told The New Age on Wednesday that Madiba’s immediate family were united on the decision to remove the trio from controlling the assets of the sickly 94-year-old Mandela. Zondwa is the son of Mandela’s daughter Zinzi, who is not part of the court battle launched by her sisters Zenani and Makaziwe.
In reply to this application Chuene argued in court papers that the tiff began in August 2011 when he, Bizos and Sexwale refused to release the trust’s money to the daughters without legal justification. Chuene claimed that Mandela did not want his children to be involved in the management of his cash and artworks and argued that Mandela’s former lawyer, Ayob, had influenced Mandela’s daughters to file the court papers against him and his co-directors.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The New Age Online