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'No celebration' for Mandela

By Penwell Dlamini | Sep 03, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

MANDLA Mandela has reaffirmed his position that winning back his father's house in Orlando East, Soweto, had no business ambition bearings.

In a statement by his spokesperson, Tebogo Ramutloa, Mandela said there was nothing to celebrate about Tuesday's decision of the Gauteng Housing Adjudication Board.

The ruling was on the basis that a verbal promise could not constitute a legal agreement.

Mandela denied allegations that he wanted to turn the house into a tourist attraction similar to that of the Mandela house in Vilakazi Street, Orlando West.

The house belonged to the Mase family in the 1930s and was the home of Evelyn Mase since 1958 after her divorce with Nelson Mandela.

It was later inherited by Mase's son, Makgatho Mandela, who is Mandla Mandela's father.

But cousin Pertunia Ngcongolo has been living in the house for 18 years with her family.


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