|The two women in Nelson Mandela's life,Graca Machel and Winnie Mandela.
According to Daily Dispatch Newspaper, Mrs Madikizela-Mandela wants ownership of Mandela’s house in rural Qunu, which was left to the family trust and his widow, Graca Machel. In the papers filed in Mthatha High Court, the former Deputy Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology has claimed that the registration of the house under Mandela’s name was unlawful and should be set aside. ‘The Qunu property remains my house and therefore the testament in so far as it seeks to dispose off that property is invalid and liable to be set aside from the will.’ The couple divorced in 1996 and she was not named in his $4.4 million (3.4 million euro) estate in the will which was released in February 2015.
You wonder though with Winnie Mandela being well over 70 years old,should she be embarking on this?Shouldn't she just let sleeping dogs lie?Winnie was obviously bitter that,with all her struggles,Mandela divorced her and married another woman,Graca Machel, who knew nothing about all their pains and struggles,basked in all the glory by Nelson Mandela's side.But Winnie has only her self to blame.It was no secret how much Nelson Mandela loved Winnie.But with all her scandals,murders,violence and many lovers during and after Mandela's imprisonment,she left the man with no choice but to file for a divorce.
This new suit in my opinion will do nothing to enhance her legacy.If anything ,it will do more damage i think.