Winnie's possessions to be auctioned

Madikizela-Mandela's lawyer said the auction cannot go ahead as he debts had been settled.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNESBURG - Lawyers acting for a Johannesburg college said on Tuesday they would proceed with an auction at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's Soweto home unless she settles her debt with a cash payment.

Madikizela-Mandela's lawyer said she paid an outstanding amount of R20,000 to Abbotts College but they refused to accept a cheque and wanted cash.

After she defaulted on payment to the college where her niece is a student a court order was obtained against her and the sheriff attached a number of her possessions.

A silver tea set and dozens of paintings were due to go on auction at her Orlando West home at 10am, but her lawyer insisted payment was made to the school's attorneys.

Lawyer Yandisa Dudula said the auction must not go ahead because she settled the debt.

"I do not think its going to happen but I am waiting to hear from the other lawyers. My client gave me money to pay and I did, she's satisfied. The only issue is the issue of interest."

He said there was still a dispute over interest to be paid but the capital was handed over.