Friday, March 20, 2009

Mandela House Museum Reopens




















The former home of Nelson Mandela, at 8115 Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, Soweto, has been reopened as a national heritage site. Mandela House has been refurbished with large photographs, paintings and video footage of the former president, his former wife and their children during the apartheid years.

Mandela said in a statement: "The heritage of this humble dwelling is, of course, one of struggle and sacrifice, but it is also one that demonstrates the ability of the human spirit to triumph over adversity. It is the heritage not only of one family but that of all the people of Soweto — and of our nation — who refused to bow down to tyranny or succumb to bitterness"

-Ant

ant@theantandmikeshow.com

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