Nelson Mandela's former private assistant Zelda la Grange signs a copy of her book "Good Morning, Mr Mandela" at the book launch in Johannesburg, June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
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Nelson Mandela's widow was forced to get accreditation to attend his memorial service and could only bring four family members as his clan squabbled after his death, the South African icon's former private assistant says.Mandela's daughter Makaziwe has threatened to sue la Grange over the book's allegations, according to local media.The book traces the 43-year-old la Grange's upbringing in an Afrikaans family that considered Mandela a terrorist. The life and beliefs of la Grange, a white South African who grew up supporting the apartheid system of racial segregation, were transformed after she started working for Mandela.La Grange started as a typist but went on to become Mandela's trusted assistant until just before his death at the age of 95 .
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