NHC honours struggle stalwarts Oscar, Rose Mpetha



The National Heritage Council (NHC) has honoured struggle stalwarts Oscar Mpetha and his wife Rose at a commemoration ceremony at Zolani Centre in Nyanga on the Cape Flats.
NHC Chief Executive, Sonwabile Mancotywa, says the launch of the Oscar and Rose Mpetha project forms part of the Resistance and Liberation Heritage Route in the Western Cape.
The project also marks the 25-year anniversary of Oscar Mpetha’s passing.
 

The legacy project of Oscar and Rose Mpetha marks 25 years since his passing. He died on the year of South Africa’s democratic elections – November 1994 after several fights and prison sentences. pic.twitter.com/caDjGmYXR2
— NHC South Africa (@NHCSouthAfrica) November 28, 2019


Mpetha a trade unionist and ex-political prisoner died in 1994 a few months after the country’s first democratic elections. His wife Rose, was also a political activist.
Funds raised through the project will be used to erect tombstones at their graves in Gugulethu and Muizenberg among others.
 
 

Watch Chief Executive @MancotywaSobs with Themba Mpetha at Nyanga wreath-laying at Mama Rose Mpetha’s grave. #LiberationHeritage #OscarRoseMpetha pic.twitter.com/87uaWunxke
— NHC South Africa (@NHCSouthAfrica) November 28, 2019


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