Robben Island has rubbished claims that Nelson Mandela’s cell is up for auction, something they said they would “never ever” allow.
According to a report by News24, Robben Island spokesperson Morongoa Ranaboa said they are a world heritage site and they "never ever offer anyone Mandela's cell."
Gugulethu Mhlungu took to her Twitter account to share the news that there would be no sleepover in Madiba’s cell on 18 July.
“The Robben Island Museum says it found out about the Mandela cell auction on the internet.The museum spox said: “It’s completely impossible. You can’t auction any cell...Our heritage is not some carrot that can be dangled to people who have their own financial interests in mind”, she captioned the post.
Mhlungu added the cell’s auction page has since been taken down.
Her posts led to social media users sharing their opinions on the money hungry people who attempted to use Madiba’ legacy to make millions.
As Briefly.co.za reported previously, the CEO Sleepout group offered business people and celebs worldwide the opportunity to sleep in the late former South African president’s prison cell.
The group established an auction, where a R3.4 million starting bid was set for the once in a lifetime experience.
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