Zuma to receive Freedom of PMB honour

2012-10-13 00:00

PLANS are afoot to confer the Freedom of the City of Pietermaritzburg on President Jacob Zuma.

If council agrees, the event could take place on December 8, when King Goodwill Zwelithini tours the Umgungundlovu district — and days before the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung which starts on December 16.

Zuma will be in royal company, because the other names proposed to receive the freedom of the city this year are King Dinuzulu Cetshwayo (posthumously) and King Goodwill Zwelithini.

The announcement was made during yesterday’s executive committee (Exco) meeting.

Former president Nelson Mandela was the last person to get the Freedom of Pietermaritzburg in 1997.

• nalini@witness.co.za

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