A house in Johannesburg,where Mahatma Gandhi had lived for three years when he was in South Africa,has been put up for sale by the owner,but has so far found no takers with even the Indian-origin community members showing little interest in buying it.
Hidden away on a quiet street in Orchards,north of central Johannesburg,the house was designed by Gandhi’s confidant and architect Hermann Kallenbach. Its distinct thatched roofs and rondavel style gave the house its informal name,The Kraal. Gandhi lived in the house with Kallenbach for three years,from 1908.
The owner of the house Nancy Ball,who has been living in the house for the past 25 years,wants to move to Cape Town and she has put the house on sale after failing to find someone showing interest in preserving its historical legacy,the Times newspaper reported. However,she did not reveal the price of the house.
Ball said: Mahatma Gandhi left a lot of his peace here. It’s a very special place.