Bhambatha statue still under wraps

2018-09-12 06:01
It almost looks as though the thoroughly-covered statue of Bhamabatha has raised its arms in despair!

It almost looks as though the thoroughly-covered statue of Bhamabatha has raised its arms in despair!

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WELL wrapped in layers of thick plastic and netting, the statue of Bhambatha stands unveiled and aloof in the Umvoti Memorial and Heritage Park in the grounds of Greytown Town office. Seven years ago the Town offices were blocked off by an unsightly “Iron Curtain” - activities were surrounded by mystery.

But then the announcement, that the statue of Bhambatha, claimed to be the first of the freedom fighters and a hero, had been erected and would be unveiled in his honour.

This was in 2015 and with great excitement it was announced that then President Zuma would unveil the statue to mark Heritage day.

There would be a parade with military and Police bands;King Goodwill Zwelethini and many VIPS from throughout the Province.

Unfortunately at the last minute the unveiling was cancelled but the Parade took place.

Now it is again September - Heritage month with Heritage day falling on Monday 24th September.

But the mystery of the wrapped statue still remains...whilst the statue of King Chaka presides in lonely state over the Memorial Park.

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