Nine years of remembering Rholihlahla

The EC MEC for Sports, Recreation, Arts, and Culture, Nonceba Kontsiwe.
An artist carving a small statue of Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha.

“It has been nine years since the death of former President Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela, but his teachings and everything he stood for live on. A man who gave everything, a freedom fighter who also served as a mediator.” These are the words of Nonceba Kontsiwe, the Eastern Cape MEC for Sports, Recreation, Arts, and Culture.

On Monday, Kontsiwe was speaking at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha, during a commemoration of the struggle veteran, who died on December 5, 2013, at the age of 95.

The Eastern Cape Government works to preserve Mandela’s legacy by collaborating with the Nelson Mandela Museum, the Municipalities of King Sabata Dalindyebo and O.R. Tambo, and by constantly remembering Mandela so that he is not forgotten.

Kontsiwe stated that his contribution to the country’s freedom will not be forgotten.

On the same day, this department announced that two statues of Mandela will be unveiled in February 2023, one in his building called the Bhunga Building and the other at the Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre in Qunu.

Mandela’s granddaughter, Ndileka, also attended her grandfather’s commemoration in Mthatha on Monday.