Johannesburg - The Africa Rising Foundation warned the public on Friday about an internet scam that illegally uses the name of former president Nelson Mandela's grandson Ndaba.
“The Africa Rising Foundation does not ask the public for money in lieu of membership fees,” Ndaba Mandela, who is the foundation's chairman, said in a statement.
“We appeal to the public not to respond to this scam,” he said.
“If anyone has indeed paid over any money, we ask them to report this to the police. We have also reported the matter to the police and have opened a criminal case.”
The foundation said it became aware of the scam on Friday, after Proudly South African contacted the Nelson Mandela Foundation about the authenticity and suspicious nature of two Facebook pages relating to the membership drive.