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South Africa: Report says Mandela daughters try to get control of ex-president's companies


Foto del 17 de junio del 2010 del ex presidente sudafricano Nelson Mandela tras el funeral de su nieta Zenani Mandela en Johannesburgo. Mandela fue dado de alta el sábado, 6 de abril del 2013 tras sufrir una neumonía. (Foto AP/Siphiwe Sibeko) (The Associated Press)

A South African newspaper says the children of Nelson Mandela have launched a court case against several longtime associates of the former president in a dispute over the control of two companies.

The Star says the case was filed Monday in the Johannesburg High Court by Mandela's daughters, Makaziwe and Zenani Mandela. It was supported by the grandchildren of the anti-apartheid leader, who recently left a hospital after treatment for pneumonia.

The court papers reportedly say lawyers George Bizos and Bally Chuene, and businessman Tokyo Sexwale, have no right to remain as directors of companies whose main purpose was to channel funds from the sale of 94-year-old Nelson Mandela's handprints.

The Star quoted Bizos as saying the Mandela daughters are "trying to get their hands on the money."