I know this is a bit late. I had to down to post, but forget, and have only just remembered to post it! News24 reported this with regards to the auction:
“The Julius Malema puppet has been auctioned off for R100 000, Nando’s said on Thursday.
The puppet which starred in the fast food chain’s recent TV advert and became a “celebrity overnight” was sold to Ryan Lotter from Johannesburg.
It was auctioned for a charity group that funds, among other things, courses in woodwork, the subject Malema notoriously scored a GG for in matric.
“We are very sad to see Julius go because we have become very fond of him and has become a highlight in the office.
“We did however offer him one last Nando’s lunch and he’s always invited to Nando’s anytime,” Nando’s brand manager Lara Easthorpe said in a statement.
According to a report on Independent Online, Lotter said he was considering giving his new puppet to Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille who Malema recently called a “racist little girl”.”
That is a healthy amount of money for a puppet used in one ad! Julius really is famous now. ;) If you want to get the low down on the entire story click here.