The Nelson Mandela Youth and Heritage Centre has constructed a new museum to immortalize the South African icon, Nelson Mandela, says official of the Centre.
The new museum would give a true overview of Nelson Mandela in all phases of his life starting from his youth in Qunu to his role as statesman, says the release from South Africa Tourism (SAT).
The museum built in Mandela’s honour comprises three separate structures: the Bhunga Building in Mthatha, the Qunu component and an open-air museum at Mvezo, where Madiba was born.
The historic Bhunga (translated loosely as council or caucus) building accommodates an exhibition tracing Nelson Mandela’s journey, as told in his own words, and narrated in part from his acclaimed biography A Long Walk to Freedom.
It also showcases a diverse selection of the gifts bestowed on South Africa’s most-beloved statesman, Madiba, during his presidency.