The MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has today provided festive cheer to over a hundred children who are from surrounding communities within uMngeni Local Municipality. The Christmas Party was held at the historic Nelson Mandela Capture Site in Howick yesterday.
Children were brimming with excitement as they played games, received gifts and learned important lessons about the significance of the Capture Site, which is the last place where Madiba was a freeman prior to his capture in 1962. The Children were taken to the world famous sculpture, where MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube gave the little ones a lesson about the significance of the sculpture and the values that Madiba stood for which they should also aim to follow.
“The year 2018 is designated as the year of Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu. I believe that the best way to honour the legacy of Madiba and MaSisulu is by remembering the precious little ones, who are the inheritors of the new South Africa” said Dube-Ncube.
“It is very befitting that we conclude this year at this significant spot in our countries history. The joy we saw today from the children is a reminder that as leaders we are merely custodians and have to ensure that we educate our children about our history as a country” continued Dube-Ncube.
The Department of Cogta has invested millions of rand to the development the Nelson Mandela Capture Precinct, to provide economic benefit to communities within the uMgungundlovu District, as it attracts thousands of visitors a month.