Company bank accounts of Mandela's daughter seized over legal fees

Company bank accounts of Mandela's daughter seized over legal fees

- Nelson Mandela's daughter, Makaziwe, and granddaughter, Tukwini, reportedly owe a legal firm more than R1 million in unpaid fees

- As a result, the Johannesburg high court issued a warrant to have their company's bank accounts attached

- Their company has been ordered to pay the outstanding fees

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House of Mandela Beverages, a company owned by Nelson Mandela's daughter, Makaziwe Mandela, and granddaughter, Tukwini Mandela, has had its bank accounts seized as the company has not paid extensive legal fees.

The company reportedly owes more than R1.3 million.

This comes after the Johannesburg High Court issued a warrant earlier this month ordering House of Mandela Beverages (HOM) to pay Werksmans Incorporated what it owed, as well as interest.

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In 2018, HOM sold off its artwork by artists Sam Nhlengethwa and Esther Mahlangu in order to contribute toward its unpaid legal fees. It reportedly auctioned off the artwork for R400 000.

Werksmans says that HOM had agreed to sell the artwork to pay the legal fees. However, Werksmans claims that HOM initially failed to sell the pieces and was forced to sell them privately.

Werksmans added that they only received R200 000 from HOM following the sale, despite the artwork initially being valued at over R2.1 million, according to TimesLive.

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Since then, Werksmans claims that they had attempted several times to get in touch with Tukwini Mandela in order for HOM to pay them, but that they were unable to get the funds from HOM. 

Makaziwe Mandela and Tukwini Mandela have not yet commented on the recent developments in the matter, has gathered.

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