Press Release: Mam Nokuthela MaMdima-Dube’s Posthumas Award of the Order of the Baobab

Press Release

12 June 2017

For Immediate release

Mam Nokuthela MaMdima-Dube’s Posthumas Award of the Order of the Baobab –Gold is introduced at Freedom Park, Pretoria.

Family members of the late Mam Nokuthela MaMdima- Dube will introduce theposthumous award of the Order of the Baobab – Gold to Freedom Park on the 13 June 2017. The order was awarded by the President of the Republic of South Africa Mr. Jacob Zuma. The award ceremony took place at Sefako Makgato presidential guesthouse in Pretoria on 28 April 2017.

In August 2016 during Women’s Month, Freedom Park embarked in a number of activities aimed at memorialising Mam Nokuthela MaMdima Dube. Activities included a remembrance event at Brixton Cemetery where her body is buried. An introduction to Isivivane at Freedom Park which is the spiritual resting place for all those who contributed in the struggle for Freedom and democracy as well as a seminar aimed at unpacking her life story and how she contributed to the struggle for Freedom.

Heroes and Heroines like MaMdima- Dube are honoured and memorialised at Freedom Park, for their contribution to the struggle for freedom and humanity. It was also during these activities at Freedom Park that a recommendation to nominate her for the presidential award was made. It is therefore befitting that the family chose to introduce the award at Freedom Park.

Details of the Event are as follows:

Date: 13 June 2017

Time: 10h00

Venue: Freedom Park, Pretoria

Media Enquiries:

Naomi Madima

012 336 4006/ 060 961 3851

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