No hard feelings - Bizos
Mandela's daughters have filed papers to remove the trustees from two holding companies.
JOHANNESBURG - Former president Nelson Mandela's long standing friend George Bizos said on Sunday that despite a court challenge by some members of the 94-year-old's family, his friendship with the statesman has not been affected.
Mandela's daughters Makaziwe and Zenani Dlamini have filed papers to remove the trustees from Harmonieux Investment Holdings and Magnifique Investment Holdings.
In an affidavit they allege Bizos, Tokyo Sexwale and advocate Bally Chuene were not formally appointed by way of a resolution.
The three have indicated they would oppose the motion.
Bizos said there was still mutual respect between him and the Mandela family.
The companies had been set up to channel proceeds of Mandela's handprints into the accounts of the companies for Mandela and his children's benefit.
The proceeds were estimated to be more than R15 million.
"Most of the members of the family are polite towards me - they call me uncle, as a friend of their father or grandfather.
"There are a couple who obviously want to take us to court."