Mandela museum far from completion

2014-12-04 19:25
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Mvezo – As millions around the world prepare to commemorate the one year anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela’s death, a museum meant to be in built in his honour in Mvezo is yet to be completed, according to reports.

Eyewitness News reports that construction of the Nelson Mandela Museum, which was supposed to be completed a year after his death, is still under construction.

Mandela died at the age of 95 at his Houghton home on 5 December 2013 and was buried in Qunu on 15 December.

According to EWN an official said the museum would only be completed in February 2015.

Earlier DA leader Helen Zille said in Cape Town that South Africans can best remember Madiba by living the values he stood.

"As we move further away from the life of Nelson Mandela, it is too easy to start remembering him in familiar sound bites - to reduce the image of Madiba in our minds to a handful of quotes and pictures that have been repeated so often, as to almost become clichéd.

"We begin to replace the real values he stood for with a two-dimensional feel-good version of him that makes us feel nostalgic, but not necessarily inspired," she said.

Zille said Mandela had displayed many different sides of himself over the course of his life.

"True to his name, Rolihlala, he has been at times the trouble-maker, the revolutionary, the African nationalist, the pacifist, the pragmatist, the negotiator, the humanist, the father of a nation who never experienced the joy of raising his own biological children."

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