Of the nearly 100 items that will be on sale, Mandela’s embroidered T-shirts were worn on formal occasions.
The family of the late South African leader and activist Nelson Mandela is selling his personal belongings to help pay for a memorial park being built in his honor.
Among the nearly 100 items that will be on sale, Mandela’s embroidered T-shirts were worn on formal occasions.
These shirts “bring joy to the great leader and set him apart from other politicians,” said Arlan Ettinger, president of New York-based Gerns’s Auctions, which is organizing the auction both live and online on December 11.
Gifts from former US President Barack Obama and other heads of state, as well as Mandela glasses, bags and pants, are also being sold to fund the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park in Kono, South Africa, where he was buried.
Mandela died in 2013 at the age of 95 at his home in Johannesburg.