A museum for untold stories

2008-06-18 00:00

Lorenzo Satchel Hennessy Msimang is 83 years old. His names are a reminder that when very few black people were educated his parents were schooled in the classics and English literature. Thanks to his generosity, his names and the entire Msimang clan will be remembered for posterity. Msimang has bequeathed his historic family house in Edendale to the city of Pietermaritzburg to be converted into a museum.

What’s really exciting, said Bassett, is that besides the Mandela Museum that exists in Soweto this is the first museum in an ex-township area.

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