Some close friends of the legendary political leader and former president of South Africa have revealed that Mandela had no faith in his own family. He was worried that his family members will fight among themselves for his legacy and that’s why he had put all his money in a fund. Mr. Mandela knew that his children went through very difficult circumstances during the twenty seven years when he was in prison. He felt that his kids might consider his legacy to be rightfully theirs as they have suffered a lot but wanted them to make their lives on their own. This piece of news came into the limelight as the two daughters of Mandela started a savage court battle against his two close friends, regarding money matters. These two friends with others have been given the authority to hold the £1 million for Mandela.
Mandela had placed his money under the protection of his most trustworthy friends and instructed them to give away the money to his kids only if they really need it. His close friend has told the media that, Mandela, who was an idealist, did not want his children to suffer from poverty or be in any sort of financial trouble but like many other parents wanted them to study further and advance their own careers. But sadly things did not go as planned by Mandela as his daughters are now fighting for the money kept in the 2005 fund. George Bizos, the overseer of the funds and Tokyo Sexwale, a very close and trusted friend of Mandela have been sued by his daughters. They have brought forth allegations of hijacking their funds against the old cronies of their father.
It has been found that Nelson Mandela made three funds in the successive years of 2003, 2004 and 2005. He had also asked his lawyer in those days, Mr. Ismail Ayob to take care of his children Makaziwe, Zenani, Zindziswa and Makgatho and appointed him a their trustee. Though Mandela asked Ayob to distribute the money only after his death, the lawyer wanted to do so as soon as they fell out. The hearing of the present court case regarding the money of Mandela, kept in different trusts and his three companies, will be held at the court in Johannesburg. More than twenty million is on stake. Another of Nelson’s friends have told the media that the true reason behind the setting up of so many different funds was his lack of trust in his own family. He foresaw that his family members will end up fighting over his legacy. The former winner of the Noble Peace prize did not like the idea of a family feud over his money.