Notwithstanding ongoing days and pouring rain on the day, nothing could stop the unveiling of the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela sculpture in the Long March to Freedom exhibition presently on show at Maropeng, the Cradle of Humankind Visitor Centre located right here in Mogale City.
Amind-blowing exhibition initiated by Dali Tambo, the son of late struggle veterans Oliver and Adelaide Tambo boasts almost 100 life-sized bronze statues of South African struggle heroes which will be on display until the end of June 2019. This open-air art exhibition is free of charge to members of the public, offering visitors an interactive experience where they will learn more about the iconic figures who helped shape South Africa, as well as the strong love and bond some of these iconic figures shared with their respective spouses during the long march to democracy.
Unveiling of the Winnie Madikizela-Mandela sculpture in the Long March to Freedom exhibition at Maropeng, the Cradle of Humankind Visitor Centre
Mogale City Mayor Patrick Lipudi joined in the celebrations alongside a number of dignitaries from Gauteng Provincial Government, Dali Tambo Foundation, National Lottery Fund who are one of the sponsors and a number of other important guests and stakeholders who dared the rain to be part of this exciting event.
Apart from providing a platform to celebrate selected South African struggle heroes and heroines, this exposition provides learning and a place of self-reflection for children, adults, foreign visitors and folks from all walks of life as it gives motivation through the endearing love stories of struggle icons who, despite the challenges they faced, built homes, raised children, loved and supported one another.
The Executive Mayor encouraged Mogale City residents and all South Africans who are the owners of this story to visit this free and eye-catching showcase of a struggle story told in an extraordinary manner.