- Edgars is having an end-of-season sale on "Nelson Mandela inspired" leggings.
- The leggings were part of Edcon's participation in the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations last year.
- The memorabilia were sold at Edcon's stores and all proceeds went to Nelson Mandela Foundation – but not everything was sold.
The leggings, which are all in children's sizes, were introduced as part of the late president's centenary celebrations last year. They were created and sold in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Edcon, through its brands that include Jet and CNA, joined created various Nelson Mandela memorabilia items, including clothing.
And now some of those items are going cheap.
Jet has Nelson Mandela inspired t-shirts as well as t-shirts with images of Vilakazi Street in Orlando West, Soweto for R60 – from their initial R99.99 price.
Stationary store CNA has an assortment of "Nelson Mandela inspired" notebooks for sale at prices ranging from R100 to R230.
According to an Edcon spokesperson, Edgars created its line in collaboration with Sonwabile Ndamase, designer of the original Mandela shirts.
Twitter's reaction to the Mandela Inspired clothing
It is for those long walks to freedom.— NarchaoticNarcissism (@NrkOtkNrcsm) February 4, 2019
It's probably part of the Mandela range they launched last year. Quite a few retailers did, including Woolies and Cotton On. Just looks weirdly out of context here.— Sarah Britten Pillay (@Anatinus) February 4, 2019
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