Nelson Mandela's bitter family feud dishonors him: Editorial

Mandla also lashed out at Mandela's daughter Makaziwe and others for taking Mandela β€œto court for his monies,” referring to a bitter legal disputed over control of a family trust worth millions. This shameful self-promotion, avarice and slander is

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  1. FamilyTrust on August 1, 2013 at 11:32 am

    From tragedy can come lessons, and several can be drawn here. Families can learn from this: 1. The intangible wealth that is the source of Mandela’s contribution to others- generosity of heart, the ability to listen and work together, forgiveness and sacrifice- are not automatically passed to his relatives by blood relationship. 2. It’s important to work out disagreements before major illness or death. 3. A family’s good name and reputation, sometimes it’s greatest asset, is easily sullied, thereby reducing the currency value of the name for all who carry it. 4. Wealth presumably created by and intended for good works and fame is easily tied up and dispensed to lawyers who are well-trained to argue. 5. Time spent in the business of life sometimes often comes at the expense of family, and the cost affects the fruit of our labors without bringing the family together. 6. Blended families are extra-complicated without understanding and operating from key principles outside of blood relationship.



  2. FamilyTrust on August 1, 2013 at 11:32 am

    From tragedy can come lessons, and several can be drawn here. Families can learn from this: 1. The intangible wealth that is the source of Mandela’s contribution to others- generosity of heart, the ability to listen and work together, forgiveness and sacrifice- are not automatically passed to his relatives by blood relationship. 2. It’s important to work out disagreements before major illness or death. 3. A family’s good name and reputation, sometimes it’s greatest asset, is easily sullied, thereby reducing the currency value of the name for all who carry it. 4. Wealth presumably created by and intended for good works and fame is easily tied up and dispensed to lawyers who are well-trained to argue. 5. Time spent in the business of life sometimes often comes at the expense of family, and the cost affects the fruit of our labors without bringing the family together. 6. Blended families are extra-complicated without understanding and operating from key principles outside of blood relationship.



  3. FamilyTrust on August 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

    From tragedy can come lessons, and several can be drawn here. Families can learn from this: 1. The intangible wealth that is the source of Mandela’s contribution to others- generosity of heart, the ability to listen and work together, forgiveness and sacrifice- are not automatically passed to his relatives by blood relationship. 2. It’s important to work out disagreements before major illness or death. 3. A family’s good name and reputation, sometimes it’s greatest asset, is easily sullied, thereby reducing the currency value of the name for all who carry it. 4. Wealth presumably created by and intended for good works and fame is easily tied up and dispensed to lawyers who are well-trained to argue. 5. Time spent in the business of life sometimes often comes at the expense of family, and the cost affects the fruit of our labors without bringing the family together. 6. Blended families are extra-complicated without understanding and operating from key principles outside of blood relationship.



  4. FamilyTrust on August 1, 2013 at 11:37 am

    From tragedy can come lessons, and several can be drawn here. Families can learn from this: 1. The intangible wealth that is the source of Mandela’s contribution to others- generosity of heart, the ability to listen and work together, forgiveness and sacrifice- are not automatically passed to his relatives by blood relationship. 2. It’s important to work out disagreements before major illness or death. 3. A family’s good name and reputation, sometimes it’s greatest asset, is easily sullied, thereby reducing the currency value of the name for all who carry it. 4. Wealth presumably created by and intended for good works and fame is easily tied up and dispensed to lawyers who are well-trained to argue. 5. Time spent in the business of life sometimes often comes at the expense of family, and the cost affects the fruit of our labors without bringing the family together. 6. Blended families are extra-complicated without understanding and operating from key principles outside of blood relationship.