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South Africa Moves To Stop Auction Of Nelson Mandela Robben Island Cell Key

South Africa had demanded that the auction of the key to former President and legend Nelson Mandela prison cell on Robben Island be halted.

The sale would take place in January 2022 in New York at the Guernsey auction house.

The seller is Christo Brand, Nelson Mandela’s former prison guard in the notorious jail.

But the Culture Minister of South Africa, Nathi Mthethwa, said nobody had consulted with the government.

“This key belongs to the pipo of South Africa,” he revealed.

“It is not anyone’s personal belonging,” the minister added.

Guernsey said that he is planning to auction the key on the 28th of January 2022 to raise money for a memorial garden and museum that they plan to build around where Nelson Mandela was buried.

The prison cell’s key is one of several items that were put on sale in the auction house.

Other items include Robben Island, Mandela’s original painting, “The Lighthouse,” and the exercise bicycle, which they allowed Nelson Mandela to use, and a prison tennis racquet.

Nelson Mandela, who was and will always be a national hero in South Africa, He spent 18 out of 27 years of his time in prison on Robben Island.

Nelson Mandela’s former prison guard, Christo Brand, later became Nelson Mandela’s close friend.

The notorious island, which is not far from the city of Cape Town and Table Mountain, got its name from the seals, marine animals, which were living there in mass before-robben is the Dutch word for seal.

Nelson Mandela was released from prison in the year 1990 as South Africa began to move away from strict apartheid, a process that was ended by the first multi-racial elections in the year 1994 when they elected him as South Africa’s first black president.

Nelson Mandela served a single term and stepped down as president in 1999. He died in 2013 at the age of 95.

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