Mandela daughter ordered to pay R62m

2011-12-23 18:00

Johannesburg - Nelson Mandela's daughter, Zindzi, must pay Los Angeles boxing adviser Duane Moody about R62.1m for breaching a boxing contract, reported The Star on Friday.

According to the report, US judge Richard Niedorf ruled that Zindsi must pay Moody for breaching a contract that was to see boxing champions Floyd Mayweather jnr and Manny Pacquiao fight in South Africa as part of Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday celebrations.

Moody stated in court papers that the event was supposed to be held at Orlando Stadium in Soweto in November but negotiations with Mayweather fell through when Zindzi did not come up with the money to finance the event.

Moody sued Zindzi for breach of oral contract, promise without the intent to perform and negligent misrepresentation.

"We do not want to say anything further as this might affect our ability to recover the money," said Moody's lawyer Jamie Keeton.

Zindzi's US representative Michael Lodge said Zindzi was aware of the judgment and that she believed Mohlaleng Media would cover the legal costs as she was a consultant with the company.

Mohlaleng Media did not respond to questions sent to them, said the newspaper.

  • Max - 2011-12-23 18:08

    Poor Mandela, it seems like all his children developed a taste for the good life. They must have gotten it from Winnie.

      Squeegee - 2011-12-23 19:04

      How many trips to Thailand is 62Mil?

      Mike - 2011-12-23 21:44

      Poor Mandela, he is a god, hero ad icon and the best his nincompoop children can do is ride the gravy train due to the MANDELA surname. They themselves have achieved zero in this world, not one has followed the footsteps of Nelson, too easy to drown in the quack mire of greed and money.

      John - 2011-12-23 22:57

      Moody should have known what South African Strugglers are like, by asking around and even checking the facts regarding Zindi Struggler Mandela and Mohlaleng Afirmative Action Media.

      Danie - 2011-12-23 23:18

      No Max, not from Winnie... If you go and read a bit about exactly what happened you'll realise that the "struggle" was never about the "people", and that the kiddos get it straight from daddy. Read "People's War" by Anthea Jeffrey, and then the follow-up "Chasing the Rainbow". If Mandela was really not happy with the state of SA and his precious ANC he wouldn't have survived this long.

      Sean - 2011-12-23 23:29

      @Max - 100% Spot-On !

      Louwhan - 2011-12-24 01:09


      JoaoFlickr - 2011-12-24 01:20

      @Max WRONG - Read up about Nelson Mandela himself (see suggested reading in comments below, also Dirty war over Mandela millions Startling claims of tax dodges and foreign accounts SOUTH Africa’s top lawyers are fighting a dirty court battle over former President Nelson Mandela’s millions.At the centre of the war is the whereabouts of R2.2-million from the R18-million Nelson Mandela Trust. The money was raised by Mandela from top businessmen, including the Oppenheimer family, for the benefit of his children and grandchildren after his death.Businesses that also donated to the trust include Absa, Nedcor, FirstRand, MTN, Sanlam, Barloworld, Investec and Venfin. They each donated R1-million. Businessmen Tokyo Sexwale and Mzi Khumalo also donated R1-million each.

      JoaoFlickr - 2011-12-24 01:21

      @Max - In one of the letters to Trengove, Ayob claimed Mandela had expected to receive R50-million from businesses for his trust.Ayob described how Mandela was so irritated by his inability to raise the full R50-million that he “made direct and numerous telephonic entreaties to these donors”.Mandela, Ayob claims, on one occasion tried to persuade the Oppenheimer family to pay the R50-million into the trust or collect it from their own companies and from other donors. Ayob also described how some of the donors appeared “extremely reluctant to make donations” and others “sought to impose specific and different conditions on their donations”. Ayob took a swipe at Trengove, saying he was surprised that Mandela had not told him and Bizos of “his aggravation at his inability to raise the full R50-million”.

      Braam - 2011-12-24 06:55

      Does any one of them Mandala's hold a REAL job?

  • John - 2011-12-23 18:12

    This little jobless gold digger should be slammed into the nearest jail if she cannot come up with the money. She is part seed of Winnie and as such corrupted to the bone. How anyone can even contemplate to let her even see their money is beyond comprehension!

  • Bennie - 2011-12-23 18:15

    Shaia Tafol !!!!!

  • Steyn - 2011-12-23 18:21

    Good luck and stay out of the State Coffers on this one!!!

  • Shoosh - 2011-12-23 18:38

    So this shindig for her Pappa turns to s***t & now she is only a consultant for Mohlaleng Media & so the blame game starts. If this had come off she would have claimed all of the accolades for organising it. Spot the typical hypocrisy from this evil social failure?

  • Shoe - 2011-12-23 18:39

    Uncle Tokyoloshe is gonna sign the check without even blinking.

  • rashaad0hendricks01 - 2011-12-23 18:45

    His good name being dragged in the mud alot lately... Eish

  • Spyker - 2011-12-23 18:46

    Mohlaleng Holdings.., one of those shady (albeit sizeable) BEE Tenderpreneuring companies, with deep connections in the ANC. Part of the larger BEE mafia of co's that are readily siphoning tax-payers money, to in return use it as donations for the ANC (inter alia). Mohlaleng has connections with Labat (that features ex-SA Rugby boss Brian van Rooyen's) that has connections with Aurora Empowerment Systems (Mandela's grandson and Zuma's nephew) that have refuses to pay the starving miners of Aurora Mines their rightful salaries (for three years now.) The rest of the free-world is beginning to get a taste of what 'Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment' really means. It is only a matter of time before the 1st World will dump these common crooks all together - sadly, it will be ordinary people in SA that will suffer most.

      Danie - 2011-12-23 23:31

      @Margie No fluffy, he's not kidding.

      JoaoFlickr - 2011-12-24 01:26

      @Margie No. He is not kidding.

      Pierre - 2011-12-24 04:19

      Unfortunately that is the problem, these guys are serious and believe their own bs.

  • Larry - 2011-12-23 18:55

    The Mandela name is not going to make this go away. I imagine she wont go near the USA in the near future.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-23 19:04

    The Mandela family is really abusing the legacy of their honorable father. It is very disappointing .

  • Shirley - 2011-12-23 19:05

    If I was Mandela Id be cringing! His children do not know the meaning of humble!!! Inherited moms genes!!!

      JoaoFlickr - 2011-12-24 01:29

      @Shirley Source Interesting reading - Note that Winnie's name is nowhere mentioned : (

  • Burtfred - 2011-12-23 19:47

    So, pray tell, where does Zindzi get 62 bar from? Certainly not from her fabulous business talents.

      Peter - 2011-12-24 08:42

      It must of come from her cut in the missing 5 billion from the nelson mandela childrens fund which was really for his own kids.

  • theuns.esterhuysen - 2011-12-23 20:11

    Calling this gravy train passenger a daughter of such an icon as Nelson Mandela is so degrading. He surely are crying big tears to have such an obvious spunger and loser as a daughter.

  • The-Azanian - 2011-12-23 20:40

    here we go again. mzansis desperate house whites. zinzi was tryin to celebrate her dads boxin legacy nt corruption as every famous black person. get a life.

      Danie - 2011-12-23 23:33

      As it stands now, she apparently wasn't trying hard enough to honor anyone. Apt, really.

      JoaoFlickr - 2011-12-24 02:50

      @The-Azanian No. The point of the US judgement is that Zinzi was not trying to "celebrate her dad's boxing legacy” (as she said she would). She did nothing. And that is exactly the problem. She did nothing to honour the verbal agreement she made with the claimant. This judgement was not made by “mzansis desperate house whites”.It was made by a US court US (as in United States of America ...?) like ... far away from Africa ... (?) over and beyond the sea ... (?) do you understand?).

      Pierre - 2011-12-24 04:12

      @Danie and JoaoFlickr - Don't you guys have anything better to do on a nice Saturday morning. Get a girlfriend, there should be plenty right-wing chicks at Tukkies, that can keep you company. We will then be spared all your non-sense posts.

      Jacqui - 2011-12-26 10:51

      You made me laugh.

  • Cheryl - 2011-12-23 21:04

    mmm, wonder where she will get the money from. poor apartheid survivors, they have it so tough......

  • Guy - 2011-12-23 21:08


  • Maurits Schultz - 2011-12-24 02:19

    A match between Mayweather and Pacquiao would never happen in SA! This is big money and would likely only happen in the states! She was just trying her luck using her fathers name in the hope of making a fast buck! Serves her right!

      Khetha Nqubuka - 2011-12-24 10:20

      Just like Soccer World Cup would never happen in SA, shame you guys are pathetic its not even funny, just go to Oz or Nz and never come back and we shall not miss your pink skin

      Alan - 2011-12-24 10:36

      Yes but remember the Soccer world cup preparation was failing miserably until they brought in the Germans to project manage all the stadiums ... hahhahahaha. Remember the absolute mess the cANCer left in the Western Cape, years behind schedule and all the money stolen and it took the DA to kick it into gear and build the stadium in Cape Town. Face it, SA was to be the poster boy for black success the world over. It was to secially engineer black okes to belive they can accomplish something good. Unfortunately even with all the good will in the world comming our way these corrupt pigs in parliament have failed all of us. They have stolen and raped our land like no former collonay has ever done. Now they are selling us out to the chinese for another quick buck. If you think the rest of the world is bad, wait to see what china does in Africa, just wait and watch. You are simply a racist who hates white folk and that is a pity for you. I am sure the white Africans want nothing more than to see South Africa succeed for everyone. All of us must demand more from our politicians, we must keep a score card and vote them out when they fail us so miserably as they have been for 17 long painful years. Like they were voted out because of 27 previously long painful years. Lets not wait another 10years before we vote them out. Loose the blinkers and try to do some good.

      Itumeleng - 2011-12-26 11:35

      how certain are you? it just reflects your bitterness.remember nobody is holding you back, you can freely live S.A.

  • Chaapo - 2011-12-24 02:28

    All of them cashing on the old man's name. Bunch of sponges and loosers.

      Khetha Nqubuka - 2011-12-24 09:41

      Like your dad probably left you with inheritance that he stole from "these people", he's a father to them what's bothering you

      Alan - 2011-12-24 10:45

      @Khetha there was a time where I was bitter about not being one of those lucky enough to be inline for a big inheritence. So I wanted everyone to be poor. Thankfully this didn't last long, I studied further of my own back, part time so I could work and live while studying. I took me from 1993 - 2006 to complete my studies and it was the toughest 13 years of my life. Yes I took a year or 2 off due to changing personal circumstances and to care for my family but I persevered and never once lived by demading or feeling entitled to anything. All I did was to wrok hard and when failure loomed I worked even harder. I don't rely on AA or BEE or BBEEE or anything else. I moved internationally to prove myself where I can make it without handouts. Yes sometimes things are still tough and tight but I know where I am headed and am proud of the successes achieved along the way. I got over my anger and jealousy and set out my own stall. Now I am venturing into business against a backdrop or political mismanagement and still I believe that through honest hard and clever work I can beat the odds and make a decent living for my family and leave them a sizable inheritence. We don't have to be held back by our past and we don't have to steal to have a future. In fact all we have to do is to see the larger picutre and work honourably within that. Oh and it will help to hold our politicians to account!

  • Sannie - 2011-12-24 05:40

    @Johan Grobbelaar, go to Europe and leave Africa alone. This race thing is starting to irritate and I think Africans are abused on their own continent. Africa wake up you are being provoked.

      Andries - 2011-12-24 07:18

      Word wakker Sannetjie - die Fillistyne is op jou...

      Pierre - 2011-12-24 09:03

      Andries I am surprised you did not quote some scripture.

  • emile.eley - 2011-12-24 08:59

    Trying to punch above her weight class?

      Faizie - 2011-12-24 09:31

      Yah now its a toss up against Herbex or the next box of woollies dohnuts. Which do you think will winnie

  • Americo - 2011-12-24 09:40

    The only currencies acceptable are USD Euros Yen - Mandelas is not a currency

  • Roslyn - 2011-12-24 09:40

    She can ask her daddy for a loan.

  • brenda.t.coetzee - 2011-12-24 09:55

    And where will the money come from? Maybe our taxes? I also want to "live in a new South Africa". Mr Mandela is being humiliated by his children and grand children. Don't they ever get ashamed of the things they do and think of him? He is the best thing ever to have happened to SA unlike all the other jokers trying to "rule".

  • Raul - 2011-12-24 10:07

    Another one? Doesn't this one make number 5 including the grandsons but excluding mom? Agree with Max it seems to be running in the family and it does not come from Mr. Mandela. It seems that Winnie educated them quite well.Perhaps they will use our tax money to finance it.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2011-12-24 10:43

    Typical Americans: Now they want to just take some of the money which the ultra talented Zindzi earned through hard work, sacrifice and lifelong dedication. No wonder our great mentor, Robert Mugabe, hates them with a passion.

      Maurits Schultz - 2011-12-24 10:58

      Your great mentor??! With mindset like that, there is no hope...

      Graziella - 2011-12-24 11:12

      Maurits, you are really stupid!

      Maurits Schultz - 2011-12-24 12:22

      Typical response! But that seems to be the norm,calling people stupid who you disagree with. I suppose Pol Pot, Hitler and Idi Amin are also 'great mentors' as far as you are concerned!

      Alan - 2011-12-24 13:26

      Maurits, I don't think that sarcasm is a big thing where you come from.

  • Marshall - 2011-12-24 10:47

    It also served Moody right that the fight did not materialized. He was also greedy and wanted to make a fat buck from the Mandela name.

  • Daft - 2011-12-24 10:57

    Should not be a problem...Just take it out of the "Nelson Madela Children's Fund" like they always do....

  • Gail - 2011-12-24 11:55

    Um... How much is 62 million of our currency worth in $? I also don't understand why or how they can sue Zindzi based on a verbal contract. Unless there was a legally binding written contract the verbal contract was just hot air between Zindzi and ??? in America. In case people have forgotten the US is in major financial dwang due to nothing but their own greed and rapacious predilections to invade other countries based on spurious claims of WMD which they still have not found lest we forget. I have little time for those in our country who wish to keep up with the US Jones's and if I see one more wedding on Top Billing between some jumped up BBEEE benefactor I am going to puke. Two wedding dresses per wedding for zG-ds sake when there are people specifically young black children whose parents can't afford to dress and clothe them. These black diamonds treat those people they employ in their sumptuously furnished homes worse than most middle class whites do, breaking the labour laws with impunity.Zuma gets a lot wrong and is quite the wrong person to serve as a president because of the cost of polygamy, however there are white people who are no better. I'm fed up with seeing banquets and disgusting fat people feeding their faces in the name of helping the poor regardless of colour or nationality. The cost of these "celebrations" could feed and educate hundreds of their own children. COP17 was another instance of this in the guise of saving our planet! TOTAL FAIL

      SeeVeeDeeEl - 2011-12-25 18:23

      You are trying to make some point ..... are you?

  • Alan - 2011-12-24 13:16

    I'm no legal expert, but an "oral contract"? WTF? Where do the parties involved sign? How was an "oral contract" produced in a court of law? America, the best justice system in the world - most times I wonder.

  • Dudley - 2011-12-24 13:50

    Leave little Zindzi alone !!! ... where is your Christian spirit or failing that, your heart ??? she suffered enough in Brandfort when her poor Papa was incarcerated for 27 years by an unjust Apartheid system whilst the whites of this lovely country prospered...

  • Dudley - 2011-12-24 13:54

    Whilst bitching so much about this have any of you made some under-priviledged family or child's life just a little easier over this Xmas season ??? ... in other words what have you done this Xmas to spread the Goodwill message to someone other than your selfish self or family ?

      Jacqui - 2011-12-26 10:48

      I spread the goodwill message all year. What is your excuse?.

  • Dudley - 2011-12-24 15:31

    I'm truly impressed ; no verbal abuse? no rebukes ?? everyone out shopping for that food parcel or gift for that underprivileged family or child or phoning Mom or Gran at the Old Aged Home to make last minute arrangements for them to join the family at their Xmas gourmet gorge ... Lovely ! another message delivered and received ... i am looking forward to seeing all you good folk at tomorrow's Xmas choral session !

      Michael - 2011-12-24 16:11

      Hey Spartacus, I'm bored so let me be the one to disappoint you. I'm all for a bit of charity at any time of the year so your sermon on giving is well received. On a semantic note, your statement about little Zindzi is flawed, the woman was born to be a weight watchers poster girl. Ok, then, crack on Batman and Merry Christmas ;)

  • Julie - 2011-12-25 07:29

    Some years ago I seem to remember reading an article in the news that this Zinzi bought a house somewhere in an upmarket area in the Cape, paid for with money from "Daddy Nelson's 'Chealdrens' Fund..." Since it was launched after 'daddy' walked free, we, the contributing public, have never clapped eyes on an annual audit in the media; in fact, we, the citizens at grassroots level are kept in the dark about how this fund is administered, yet, like everything else it comes out of our pockets via taxation. So in this case, aforesaid fund will probably be utilised once again to keep Zinzi's little nose clean and prevent her from being bankrupted and/or spending time behind bars. Now, we cannot let that happen, can we???

      SeeVeeDeeEl - 2011-12-25 18:33

      The "Chealdren" Fund is the true Mandela Family Trust Fund (just like the trust fund of a suspended ANCYL president). There to be looted by whoever gets the go ahead from Nelson Rolihlahla himself. There are so many questions about the fund that just get ignored all the time.

  • Susan - 2011-12-25 07:50

    SA will never change for the long as there are ordinary people supporting criminal activities corruption) of these so-called celebrities riding on the back of family members or politicians.

  • Tanie - 2011-12-25 17:12

    pay up up!!!!

  • SeeVeeDeeEl - 2011-12-25 18:19

    Mandela (yes, Nelson Rolihlahla himself), is as dirty and underhanded as all of his offspring put together. One can just hope that the truth on this criminal will come out sooner rather than later.

      Garth - 2011-12-26 11:10

      Agreed. Black first. anc second. Family third. Personal bank balance fourth. That mozambican free-loader fifth. World status sixth. Qunu seventh. South Africa eighth. Africa ninth. Suffer the little children, tenth.

  • Gwen - 2011-12-26 08:17

    Hush... Everytime I hear those words in private talks, people Hush immediately. Did you hear them too? Rumors say that just the rich people know all about it. Just do a G00GLE search for "BlueGoldHunt" all one word and click the first site that comes up.

  • Itumeleng - 2011-12-26 11:22

    sourgrapes danie.... keep up

  • Itumeleng - 2011-12-26 11:45

    @allan we (Africans) want it to work for us as AFRICA is our only home, you on the other hand you can go to europe australasia and new zealand even if it looks bleak at this moment it's going to work, i cannot begin to compare the deeds of apartheid with your 17 painful years

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2011-12-26 12:31

    Another case of the ANC elitists youth playing outside their league. Another embarrassment for the nation.

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