Monday, July 18, 2016

Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations

Wayne Boonzaaier
18 July 2016

Mthatha has come to a standstill as government leaders continue to arrive for the official launch of the revamped Nelson Mandela Museum.

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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