Tue. Jul 23rd, 2019

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The King Lobengula Foundation is to host the Lobengula and Mandela Exhibition

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Sizwe Mda (Chairperson)

The King Lobengula Foundation is to host the Lobengula and Mandela Exhibition at the Princess Zila Museum, in Fingo Village, Makhanda [Grahamstown] in the Eastern Cape which will be starting from the 18th of JULY until 28th September Heritage Month 2019. The Foundation has been working with some of the Schools in the township and we have prioritized our Mandate at this point in time to bring Literacy Programmes that are aligned with their Curriculum. Our aim is to bring Literacy Workshops into the Township, and make our People especially the children aware of such facilities as resourceful and accessible to All. This also forms part of theHeritageResourcesRegeneration_CleanUp, which has a mission to restore and preserve National Heritage Sites, whilst Promoting Edu-Tourism in the Township. The Mayor is expected to cut the ribbon of the newly established Princess Zila Lobengula Museum and to give a speech in recognition of the establishment in honour of Nelson Mandela who challenged every citizen of South Africa to read and write in their home languages.

The ceremony will begin at 10:00 in the morning and finish at 12 midday, and Workshops will be conducted daily from 09:00 to 17:00. Our aim is to bring Literacy Workshops into the Township, and make our People especially the School children aware of such facilities as resourceful and accessible to all. Our goal is to work with the Grade 6; 7 and 8 and the Community to conduct a Research about one legend of their choice e.g. Prince Rhodes Lobengula. Each Learner or Participant would be required to write a paragraph or two [a short story] on any historical topic about their chosen hero. The information received will then be documented and archived for future references. And some of the stories will be published as books to be available to all interested parties. This would be done during the period starting from the 18th of July to the 28 of September 2019 Heritage Month.


The King Lobengula Foundation NPC [Non-Profit Company] is intending to live a legacy behind for the people of Fingo Village, in Makhanda in remembrance of the forgotten Heir Alban Njube kaLobengula kaMzilikazi, “Iqanda le Ngwenya”. It is a great privilege for the People of Matabeleland to hear and learn about the predicament that followed the aftermath of 1894, when the Monarch was destroyed by the British Colonialists and left a broken Nation (iSizwe) of MThwakazi in delusion and without a leader. It is time that the history of the Ndebele People be restored and preserved for the future generations and most to ‘unite’ the People of MThwakazi. We hope that the Foundation will find support and assistance from our fellow brothers and sisters scattered all over the diaspora in the campaign to restore our Culture and Citizenship in the land of our forefathers, Matabeleland


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Sizwe Mda (Chairperson)

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