By Elvis Dumba
Harare – As a way of commemorating Africa Day, the Museum of African Liberation received a shot in the arm after Affirmative Action Group Founder and Executive Chairman of Native Investments, Dr. Philip Chiyangwa donated more than one hundred hectares and Kirkman Shops Mall for the establishment of an African Liberation City.
The African Liberation Museum will be the history centre for African liberation across the continent.
During a handover ceremony of Kirkman Shopping Mall, a structure sitting on 54 834 square metres of land which is part of over 100 hectares of land to Ambassador Kwame Mzawazi, one of the brains behind the African Liberation Museum project, Dr. Chiyangwa said the project is important for the African liberation as it will help conserve the African history of liberation from the colonizers.
“When I realized the importance of the Museum and its contribution to safeguarding our history as Africans on how we became independent through various liberations across the continent of Africa, I saw it fit for our investment vehicle to be part of this noble and very good initiative to hand over this place to the African Liberation Museum for the establishment of a Liberation City which will tell the world how Africa got liberated,” he said.
Ambassador Kwame Mzawazi said the donation could not have come at any better time than now when the continent celebrated its uniqueness on Africa Day.
“We are humbled and very much appreciative of this kind gesture from the Honorable Chiyangwa who has put the national interests of not only Zimbabwe but of the whole continent and beyond. We are receiving such a huge donation when we have just commemorated Africa Day. The donation will go a long way in assisting us in setting up the African Liberation Museum ” he remarked.
Documentation for the African liberation history of African countries will be hosted at the Museum.
Meanwhile, Dr. Chiyangwa cleared the air on a wrangle over the same land after he said the court case on the matter has been withdrawn from the judicial courts with Chiyangwa presenting the court withdrawal papers.
‘There are no longer court issues now over the property and these are the court papers for everyone to see. To the African Liberation Museum team, hit the ground running so that our African history of liberation is documented and easily accessible by all,” he said.