Premier of the Eastern Cape Oscar Lubabalo Mabuyane says our history and heritage is the thread that binds our nation together which is why, the Provincial Government honoured the contribution made by Alfred Baphethuxolo Nzo in the liberation of the people of South Africa by launching the Alfred Nzo Cultural History Museum in EmaXesibeni.

“The rich history, heritage, stories and experiences of local communities will be collected, conserved and exhibited at this museum, which forms part of residence and Liberation Heritage Route located within”. Said Mabuyane. Mabuyane also said the museum will re-tell the history of Alfred Nzo area, empower the youth and create job opportunities in the arts and crafts field.

Premier was accompanied by the Speaker of Alfred Nzo District Municipality Cllr Simthembile Kulu who appreciated the efforts from the Provincial Department of Sport Arts Recreation and Culture by building the state of art cultural museum in the name of the stalwart.

Kulu also said that it is the responsibility of the Municipality ensure the sustainability of the project to take it to greater heights through tourism initiatives that are intended to boost tourism in the Alfred Nzo District.   

The Cultural Museum is named after Alfred Baphethuxolo Nzo a former African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General and a health inspector.

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kwanda Nzo who hails from Thaba-chica Village said Nzo family is grateful of what government continues to do in the name of their late brother. “We also urge government to implement developmental projects in Matatiele and Mount Fletcher as well so that people of those areas can also benefit in the name of Alfred Baphethuxo Nzo.”said Nokwanda.620.jpg

Above: Premier of the eastern cape (right) Oscar Lubabalo Mabuyane  official unveiling the plug during the official opening of Alfred Nzo Cultural Museum in EmaXesibeni.