A French tourism, Voyageurs du Monde, company has bought a house in Johannesburg where Mahatma Gandhi lived for three years.

Voyageurs du Monde paid almost twice the asking price of $377,029 for the house. The company plans to turn the property into a Gandhi museum, “in line with its philosophy of investing in heritae properties worldwide.”

American artist Nancy Ball lived in Gandhi’s house for 25 years, but is now moving away. She put the house up for sale afting failing to find an institution interested in preserving the building’s legacy.

Gandhi lived there for three years from 1907 when he began to forumulate his philosophy of non-violent resistance.

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