Mandela charity warns of scam

2014-02-20 15:26
Nelson Mandela (File, AFP)

Nelson Mandela (File, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - The public should be aware of a scam using the Houghton address of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (NMCF) warned on Thursday.

The scam was circulating on the internet and via e-mail calling for donations to "Poverty Alleviation World Wide", spokesperson Oupa Ngwenya said in a statement

"The telephone numbers reflected on the purported letterhead, bearing late former President Nelson Mandela's picture along with the Nelson Mandela Day logo, are not those of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory."

The scam made claims to do with former president Nelson Mandela's will and fraudulently used names of NMCF officials.

"All of this is false, fraudulent and criminal," Ngwenya said.

"Not only does the scam abuse the image of our late founder, Nelson Mandela, and logo of Nelson Mandela Day, but also peppers its nefarious undertaking with the persons and names of NMCF CEO Sibongile Mkhabela, communications manager Bridget Masango, and myself as directors of the fund distribution committee."

Ngwenya urged the public not to be tricked into giving money to the scam.

- SAPA
Read more on:    nelson mandela centre of memory  |  nelson mandela  |  fraud
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
13 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Trainee Compliance Officer

Claremont
DAV Professional Placement Group
R200 000 Per Year

Software Architect – Stellenbosch – Market Related CTC

Western Cape
E-Merge IT Recruitment
R30 000 - R50 000 Per Month

Production Manager

Cape Town
Ziphi Nkomo 1 Group of Companies
R15 000 Per Month

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Camping gear!

We’ve got all your camping must have’s right here at mind blowing low prices. Check them out now!

Herbex – buy 3 & get 1 free!

Fat burn packs, appetite control chewies, stretch mark cream and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

30% off Jinger Jack handbags

Spice up your wardrobe and save 30% on stylish Jinger Jack handbags. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Buy 3 books & pay for 2

The cheapest of the 3 books will be free. Offer valid while stocks last. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

Deal of the week!

Hisense 40” Full HD LED Television now R3999. Offer valid while stocks last. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Mercury has moved into Libra which adds a more social energy to the way you can communicate and connect things. Today is about...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.