Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi will celebrate his 89th birthday on Sunday with the launch of a legacy project to preserve his written work‚ artefacts and personal archives in Ulundi.
The Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Preservation Legacy Project is a partnership between the KwaZulu-Natal department of arts and culture and the Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Museum and Documentation Centre. The initiative is aimed at assisting the Buthelezi Museum to source and adequately preserve Buthelezi’s written work‚ artefacts and personal archives.
The legacy project will be rolled out in phases‚ which will include Buthelezi’s archives‚ compiling joint recommendations‚ interviewing him‚ and a possible publication of the archives‚ said the arts and culture department.
The department has been tasked with providing support to museums across the province and it also manages a collection centre‚ which houses thousands of artefacts that must be kept in accordance with specialised norms and standards.
The highlights of the life of one of South Africa’s best-known politicians are already immortalised at the multi-million rand museum and documentation centre in Ulundi‚ where Buthelezi’s 2.5m bronze statue looms over the centre.
The museum and documentation centre‚ opened in 2015‚ catalogues Buthelezi’s role in South Africa.
Source: TMG Digital.