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Nelson Mandela’s home abandoned to ruin



Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela home on 12th Avenue Houghton has been abandoned and left to ruin. The Mandela family reportedly abandoned the mansion after the lights were cut off, allegedly due to non-payment of rates.
They moved out as they could not keep up with the monthly municipal services which increased from R15 000 a month to R50 000.

Nelson Mandela

“There is a lot of collusion happening between the trustees and the executor of the estate. Everybody knows that if you sit on the board of a trust, you get a stipend for maintaining the trust. I believe these guys are working together to ensure that the maintenance of this house does not happen and there may be an agenda to sell the house,” Mandela’s grandchild, Mbuso Mandela said.

Nelson Mandela

A trustee of the Nelson Mandela Trust, Wim Trengove, said the Houghton home belonged to a company called Itirele in which Mandela had shares, which are now held under his estate. Trengove indicated that the executors recently contacted him in an effort to authorise the transfer of the home by transferring the company to the trust.

However, the current state of the house has left many heartbroken.

In other news – Singer Vusi Nova has opened up about his friend Zahara who has been in hospital

Musician Vusi Nova says it breaks his heart seeing his friend and fellow singer Bulelwa “Zahara” Mkutukana unresponsive at the hospital. The Loliwe hitmaker was hospitalised and transfered to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) almost three weeks ago, according to Zimoja.

Vusi Nova

Vusi told the publication that Zahara looked healthy and happy the last time they spoke. The Ndikuthandile hitmaker shared that they were preparing for a gig outside the country. Read more


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