8 February 2013

Angola: Model of King Mandume Tomb Presented

Namacunde — The model of King Mandume Ya-Ndemufayo, which will occupy an area of 1,500 square meters, to be built anew, was presented Thursday in Oihole, Namacunde Municipality, southern Cunene Province, in a ceremony which counted on the presence of Culture minister, Rosa Cruz e Silva.

At the presentation, architect Francisco José, in charge of the making of the model said that he will keep Omufiaty leaves in the architectonic design of the tomb and the site will also have a photo exhibition hall.

The construction work is in the final phase, with regards to the design of the statue, which will include the rehabilitation of the Oihole Memorial, site where the remains of King Mandume Ya-Ndemufayo lie.

King Mandume fought several wars against Portuguese government that wanted at all costs to occupy this southern part of Angola and in 1917 he killed himself in the town of Oihole.

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