NEW YORK, JULY 3 -- Nelson Mandela raised more than $7 million for the African National Congress in his eight-city U.S. tour, and Americans paid millions more in tax dollars for his police protection.
While no complete total for donations was available from national organizers of the 11-day trip that ended Saturday, organizers in each city had rough counts as of Monday. Many said money was still coming in.
Similarly, no sum of government costs for Mandela's protection was available. In New York City alone, municipal expenses were put at $2.6 million. Another big spender was the State Department, which oversaw security.
"There isn't even the remotest guess yet" as to the federal expense, said Frank Matthews, spokesman for the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Services. "It's big, but I don't know how big."
Mandela, freed in February after 27 years in prison, focused on fund-raising during his tour, seeking such help at events ranging from stadium rallies to celebrity cocktail parties.
In Boston, planners raised only about half of the $1 million they sought, while in New York, the tour has raised $1.75 million, and late-arriving income makes $2 million, twice the goal, a possibility.
While Mandela spent three days in New York, he had only a half day in Atlanta, where projections were for about $400,000, and one day in Miami and Miami Beach, where he addressed a union whose members raised about $300,000. In Boston, his largest rally was free, unlike such events elsewhere.
In Washington, where most of his appearances were private meetings with political leaders, Mandela raised about $150,000, much of it from a rally at the city's convention center, spokeswoman Lisa Alfred said.
Income in Detroit was estimated at $1.4 million and rising, with help from brisk sales of a videotape of Mandela's visit. Preliminary numbers from Los Angeles were $1.7 million and from Oakland, $900,000.
Leila McDowell, spokeswoman for the tour's national organizing group, expressed shock at figures provided by local committees and said releasing them was premature.
"We don't know that they're inaccurate or that they're accurate," she said. "You get a check, you don't know whether it's bounced or whether it's real. You get a pledge, you don't know whether it'll come through or not. They haven't had a chance to do a full accounting yet."
The amount of expenses to be subtracted from income is not yet known. In Detroit, expenses were not expected to exceed $250,000. In Boston and New York, local expenses were estimated at about $150,000 apiece. However, expenses of the national tour organizers, including air travel and accommodations, were not yet available.
Proceeds, including sales of T-shirts and buttons, are to be deposited in a fund for the ANC that is controlled by U.S. directors of the tour, Alfred said. The money is to be used to finance 14 offices in South Africa for the newly legalized ANC, she said, with the remainder for housing and education there.
Municipalities are totaling costs, mostly for police overtime. Boston police needed $110,000 in overtime pay, Atlanta police an estimated $100,000 and Miami police $20,000. Figures were not immediately available in other cities.
New York officials said the visit cost $2 million in police overtime, $250,000 in Transportation Department charges and $210,000 for cleanup, with assorted other costs for a $2.6 million total.