Statue of struggle stalwart Oliver Tambo unveiled in Mbizana

Premier Phumulo Masualle and Dali Tambo unveil the statue of Oliver Reginald Tambo. Picture: SUPPLIED
Premier Phumulo Masualle and Dali Tambo unveil the statue of Oliver Reginald Tambo. Picture: SUPPLIED

Dali Tambo‚ son of the late struggle stalwart Oliver Reginald Tambo‚ was among those who attended the unveiling of a statue of his father in Mbizana on Tuesday afternoon.

He said he believed the erection of the statue was Alfred Nzo District Municipality’s way of saying that OR was one of their sons and that they recognised the sacrifice he made leaving the land that he loved to go and fight for the people’s liberty.

Executive Mayor Sixolile Mehlomakhulu said they hoped the statue would serve to inspire future generations of young people to embrace the ideals that Oliver Tambo dedicated his life to.

The OR Tambo statue unveiling in his hometown precedes centenary celebrations that are expected to kick off next month during which his life and times will be widely celebrated across the country and the globe throughout 2017.

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