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Mandela-branded wines raise issue of abusing legacy

By Jean Liou  /  AFP, JOHANNESBURG

In addition, a middle range called Vusani, made up of four reds, is mainly aimed at China.

The family’s wine entrepeneurs, who plan to donate part of profits to charity, believe the wine venture is part of their heritage.

“My grandfather gave us a great gift and we feel honor-bound to maintain his legacy,” Tukwini said. “We think that the wine project is a great project, it’s an honorable project and we’re not ashamed to use our name in any way. We fully embrace what we’re been given.”

The wine is meant to be shared while thinking about ways to contribute to a better world, Makaziwe said.

“We are proud of honoring our name — it is our legacy, it is our right,” she said. “As long as you do it with responsibility ... and integrity, we fully embrace our legacy, we are proud of it.”

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