From Money to Properties, Vesna Bandic Talks Life After Milan

Lauren Simmonds

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Milan Bandic
Milan Bandic

As Index writes, Vesna Bandic, the widow of the late Zagreb mayor and multiple USKOK suspect Milan Bandic, spoke to Jutarnji list about his premature death and what followed it. It should be noted that Milan Bandic passed away on February the 28th last year, and the circumstances surrounding his death are still not completely clear. A journalist from Jutarnji asked Vesna Bandic if she knew where her husband was the night when he passed away. She doesn’t.

“God, if I only knew! He was at a dinner party, but I don’t know who he was with or where he was. You know… there were various stories about it, including that he was with Natalija (a model). I have to say that I’m not jealous, I’ve never been jealous, I didn’t mind. Wherever he was, well… that’s where he was. Over last fifteen days or so before his death, I noticed that he was very, very unwell,” she said.

It should also be noted that it was confirmed to Index back in March last year that the ambulance for Milan Bandic came to the building where Bandic’s associate Natalija Prica lived at the time.

Vesna Bandic has also complained about various real estate problems.

“I can’t come to an agreement with Milan’s brother about the propery issues”

“My daughter and I inherited some property in Samobor, some in Herzegovina and some in the City of Zagreb. And now that my daughter and I have had something in Herzegovina handed down to us, Bandic’s brother strongly opposes it, but since half of this apartment is his, we did offer it to him. We’d hoped to ‘exchange Herzegovina’ with him, and he’d give us half of this apartment in return,” Vesna Bandic explained, adding that she just couldn’t come to any sort of agreement or arrangement with the brother of her late husband.

She also claimed that half of the apartment in Zagreb was not fictitiously registered as belonging to his brother, adding that she’d always been on good terms with Milan Bandic’s brother, and especially with his wife.

“What will I live on? Well, now the procedure is asking for seventeen million kuna back from the campaign, and if they manage to prove that they’re entitled to it, they’ll take the Samobor and Herzegovina properties from us. At least that’s what is circulating, that it’s possible that they’ll take our property in Samobor and Herzegovina from us,” Vesna Bandic added.

When asked by a journalist whether she will only end up with an apartment in Zagreb in the end, Vesna Bandic said that she would actually “be left with nothing”.

“His pension, which I received, barely covers my utilities, which are four or five thousand kuna, and in winter 6000 kuna because the apartment is large and I have a pension of 6800 kuna. What will I live on? Sometimes I think: Milan, dear, all you did is leave me with problems… And you know those rumours about that there are millions hidden away somewhere, that there are bank accounts in Dubai, money with friends… Maybe that’s all true, but he never told me about any of it it. Whenever I’d ask him where all this money is, he would tell me: ”At a friend’s…” concluded Vesna Bandic.

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