Nelson Mandela Foundation

Several of the scams perpetrated in Nelson Mandela’s name, and in that of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, offer people positions as an ambassador for the Foundation. Any of these is a hoax – there are no Foundation ambassadors.

The latest of these frauds is doing the rounds on Facebook, and uses the name of the Foundation chairman, Prof. Njabulo Ndebele – and an apparent copy of his South African identity document – to elicit funds from people.

In the example that has been shared with us, a position as Foundation ambassador to the Philippines was offered, and the victim was asked for $2 000 to process their application.

These messages have come from people calling themselves: Thulisile Manci, Godswill Nnamdi Elegbua, Thembelihle Mhlongo and Nolubabalo Tyembe.

Please do not fall for this scam, or any scam akin to it. Please report such scams to the Foundation.