South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela’s capture site has been turned into a museum which would educate tourists about the history of the country’s liberation struggle.
Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane launched the Mandela capture site museum on Tuesday in Howick of KwaZulu-Natal Province, where Mandela was arrested in 1962 and incarcerated for 27 years.
“Today’s launch of the Mandela capture site multi-purpose exhibition center is a way for us to share the story of South Africa’s journey to freedom with the rest of the world. His inspiration lives on in the heart of every African patriot,” said Kubayi-Ngubane.
She emphasized that the museum is not a symbol of defeat but that of triumph.
“The monument erected in this site also tells the story of men and women, heroes and heroines of the struggle for freedom who decided to sacrifice their lives to free black South Africans from the evil system of apartheid. It is a symbol that in this small corner of the world, there lived men and women who said no to barbarism and led the march to human civilization,”said the minister.
Kubayi-Ngubane said the museum would be used a major tourist draw card and become an iconic attraction to enhance the visitor experience and be globally competitive. Enditem