Prioritising history of PMB

2015-09-23 06:00

“HE was not an ordinary man, he touched the city,” said Msunduzi Municipal Mayor Chris Ndela about Mahatma Ghandi following the decision to support the Ghandi Peace Walk on 4 October.

Maritzburg Fever recently reported on the state of the Ghandi statue in Church Street and the removal of the glasses from the statue.

At a recent Exco meeting Ndlela said it was time to prioritise the history of the city, and given that it is Heritage Month, pay due respect to those who moulded the history of Pietermaritzburg.

“He touched this city and it is time to give the statue attention and the dignity it deserves. It is very important that we take care of it,” he said.

Ndlela said the glasses that were removed from the statue will also be replaced.

Exco member councillor Jabu Ngubu said the city needs to honour its heroes.

“These heroes have become synonymous to our heritage,” she said.

The Ghandi Peace Walk is an annual event that has attracted over 1 000 people who will begin the walk at Freedom Square, next to the taxi rank, along Church Street ending at the railway station. Participation in the event is free and is run by the Pietermaritzburg Ghandi Memorial committee.

Exco agreed that the municipality enter into a three-year partnership for the Ghandi Peace Walk

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