Indondo honours one of ‘ANC founders’

2015-09-10 06:00

Zwakele Msane carrying an Indondo award which the Saul Msane Tribe Heritage Trust  received on behalf of their great grandfather Saul Msane.

PHOTO:supplied Zwakele Msane carrying an Indondo award which the Saul Msane Tribe Heritage Trust received on behalf of their great grandfather Saul Msane.

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THE Saul Msane Tribe Heritage Trust will turn a new page after being honoured with a best community development legacy project award by Indondo awards, in their efforts to retain the legacy of their forefather, Saul Msane.

Born in Edendale in 1851, a former journalist and general secretary of the ANC, Msane is believed to have been one of the founders of the African National Congress. Zwakele Msane said the family and the Msane tribe is happy to finally receive the recognition they deserve after so many years of not being recognised.

“Our forefather was in fact the founder of the ANC and was joined by John Dube, Josiah Gumede and many others. Together with other political activists they formed the Transvaal Native Congress which was later changed to ANC.

“Over the years, history has become distorted, hence in 2010 we founded the Trust in a bid to retain his legacy. My great-grandfather fought for the liberation of native people, their land and their rights,” said Msane.

He said the award means this a new page for them as it is the first recognition the family has received.

“There are so many people who played a huge role towards the liberation of the country, but only a few get recognised. We appreciate the initiative and the struggle continues.”

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