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History goes digital as NFT of Mandela’s arrest warrant sells ...

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History goes digital as NFT of Mandela’s arrest warrant sells for R1.9m

Proceeds of the sale will go towards helping Liliesleaf Farm heritage site and museum stay afloat

Lifestyle writer

A non-fungible token of Nelson Mandela’s arrest warrant has sold for R1.9m. The handwritten yellowed piece of paper, issued 61 years ago, was sold last weekend at a historic NFT auction hosted by Momint, an African-based NFT marketplace company.

The warrant had a reserve price of R1.5m but was scooped up for a cool R1.9m, with proceeds going to Liliesleaf, the SA heritage site and museum in Rivonia, which is regarded by some to be the birthplace of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the ANC.

It is also here where Mandela hid out under the guise of a farmworker and cook in the early 1960s. ..

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