The Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape is hosting the ‘Release Mandela Historic Memories’ project on Saturday.
It is designed to bring together those who were part of a committee that handled Dr Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on February 11th 1990.
Throughout Madiba’s lifetime, several moments have become historic .. one is the day of his release from the then Victor Verster Prison in the Western Cape.
Many of underlying stories and anecdotes have not, until Saturday, been shared with the public.
The main event will take the form of a facilitated discussion among the former members of the National Reception Committee of 1990.
They include Bulelani Ngcuka, Saki Macozoma, Dr Frank Chikane, Valli Moosa and Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa.
They will engage in a casual conversation where each will have a chance to share with the public those untold stories of Madiba’s release.
This is part of the country’s oral history and political heritage.