MAMONE– Thousands from all over the country and abroad gathered at Mamone Moshate outside Jane Furse to commemorate the annual Mampuru II Day on Saturday.
Former President, Jacob Zuma and His Grace Archbishop Barnabas Lekganyane were among the dignitaries that graced the cultural event.
The late Kgoshi Mampuru II was brutally hanged in public on 22 November 1883 at Pretoria Central Prison, recently named after him by former President Jacob Zuma on 10 April 2013, for refusing to submit under Paul Kruger’s regime and for killing his half brother, Sekhukhune who was reportedly hell-bent on attempting to usurp his throne.
Ndebela Nzusa King Nyabela III called on the Pedi nation to work hard in ensuring the remains of Kgoshi Mampuru were brought back.
Nyabela said through that the late Kgoshi Mampuru would rest in peace and ne assured that his nation cared about him.
“We need to push to ensure the remains of Kgoshi Mampuru were brought back home because it is of utmost importance for him to be together with the Pedi nation. This has been a challenge for a very long time and we need to see it through,” said king Nyabela III.
Sello Mamogudi and Selala Mokhuloana, residents, said they were excited to see that the country as whole and other nations of the world recognized the Pedi kingship through their excellent turnout in Mampuru II Day commemorations annual.