Museum renamed

2018-07-19 06:01

THE Ray Nkonyeni council said procedures to rename the Port Shepstone museum have been completed.

The council approved the renaming of the museum to Winnie Mandela Maritime Museum in recognition of her contributions to the country. The decision was taken at the recent council meeting.

Municipal mayor Cynthia Mqwebu said: “The council saw it befitting that this state of the art Port Shepstone Maritime Museum is named after such a stalwart who made an enormous contribution towards the political freedom of the oppressed in South Africa and the blacks in particular.”

“The council unanimously agreed to name the revamped library the OR Tambo Memorial Library,” she said. The decision to name the Port Shepstone Maritime Museum after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela follows one that was also unanimously taken by council to name the new Port Shepstone Library after the late Oliver Tambo popularly known as OR. “The municipality will then process the resolution to Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture in the KZN Province so that these facilities are named after these stalwarts who are deserving to be honoured and recognised,” she said.


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