Clash over shut museum

 

HOUSES FIRST: New Brighton residents protest outside the Red Location Museum against the reopening of the iconic apartheid history centrepiece. Picture: B-JAY PIERCEY
HOUSES FIRST: New Brighton residents protest outside the Red Location Museum against the reopening of the iconic apartheid history centrepiece. Picture: B-JAY PIERCEY

NEW Brighton residents opposed to Nelson Mandela Bay’s iconic apartheid history centrepiece, the Red Location Museum, have allegedly been intimidated by those who want it reopened.

The museum has been closed since October to protect staff, visitors and the building from protesting residents who are disgruntled due to long-overdue rectification promised regarding their faulty RDP houses built after 1994.

The closure of the R22-million museum, which was opened in 2006, has cost ratepayers R2.5-million without a single visitor having benefited.

Community leader Ndyebo Mbambani alleged they were threatened on Friday by ANC Ward 15 Raymond Mhlaba unit member Mpumelelo Majola. – Yoliswa Sobuwa

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  • March 11, 2014 at 10:19 am
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    oh please!! what has the Red LOction Museum got to do with the rectification of RDP houses. this attitude is so stupid. we are all entiled to have our say, but to intimidate people into doing what you want them to do is certainly not democratic. this shows ignorance and a lack of tolerance tp your fellow man. this meusem is costing the municipality millions of rand annually and it is closed because of stupidity and misplaced motives. people get a life. Dallas

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