18 July 2016
Mthatha has come to a standstill as government
leaders continue to arrive for the official launch of the revamped Nelson
The facility was closed down for several years with
at least R60-million pumped in by government to give it a major facelift.
Today’s opening of the museum forms part of the
International Mandela Day celebrations to celebrate former state president
Nelson Mandela’s birthday today.
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa is at the
event and is billed to give the keynote address.
His provincial counterpart MEC Pemmy Majodina is
also in attendance. It is believed that more than 500 people have already
arrived for the event.
Meanwhile, Bush Radio’s Correspondent Natasha
MAbuto went to the streets of Salt River to ask the public what does this day
means to them. This is what they said:
“Nelson Mandela was a good president, he was a good
man. He was a humble man. I am a foreigner and I’ve learnt so much from him
because he was an encouraging person. As Africans we need to follow in his
footsteps. We need to have love, we need to have peace and we should stop
fighting one another. We should have unity”
“UMandela wandenzela into eninzi apha eSouth
Africa,ngoba ababantu base Zimbabwe wathi kufuneke bephile nathi ngoba ngabantu
bayafana nathi. Akukho ukuba mababethwe,ayikho right lonto.”
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