Dedicated exhibition chronicles Madiba’s life

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The aim of the permanent exhibition at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory is to show Mandela’s personality rather than his political side. Prior to the launch on Monday evening, November 18, journalists got a glimpse inside the exhibition.

Tuesday 19 November 2013 11:25

Senior archivist at the Nelson Mandela Foundation Razia Saleh says it took them 18 months to put this centre together. “The culmination of the exhibition is Madiba’s office, which he used from 2002 until 2010. This will give people an idea of what his office looked like.”

Click below to watch the full interview with the Centre of Memory Sello Hatang and Saleh.

The exhibition was then officially opened to the public by President Jacob Zuma.

He says this permanent exhibition of the former statesman’s belongings should spark dialogue about Madiba’s inspiring life and values.