Mahatma Gandhi’s House In Johannesburg Bought Over By French Tourism Company for Almost Twice The Asking Price

Posted: October 8, 2009 in French Tourism Company, India, Mahatma Gandhi, South Africa, The Kraal, Voyageurs du Monde
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The historic house in Johannesburg where Mahatma Gandhi lived almost a century ago has been snapped up by a French tourism company, for what is believed to be almost twice the asking price of $3,77,029, outbidding others, including Indians.

Voyageurs du Monde plans to turn the property into a museum, in line with its philosophy of investing in heritage properties worldwide.

As young lawyer, Gandhiji lived in the house from 1908 to 1910.

Referred to as ‘the Kraal,’ the house in the suburb of Orchards is one of several that Gandhi lived in during his stay in South Africa as he developed his Satyagraha philosophies and led the local Indian community in its struggle against oppression.

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