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The Nelson Mandela Museum is working together with Government Communications Information System (GCIS) and Faith Based Organisation (FBO) in the fight against gender based violence within the OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape through prayer services. Gender based violence has become an epidemic that is affecting women and children around the country and the museum joins forces with these organisations.

Ngquza Hill under the OR Tambo District Municipality will be the first local municipality to host such a prayer service and Ward 29 Nzobeni is mostly affected by these acts of violence. The prayer service will take place at that ward on the 17th of September 2020 at 10h00, and this will be a continuous programme that will spread across OR Tambo. The prayer service will be followed by the distribution of 100 food parcels to the beneficiaries of the informal settlements of Ngquza Hill. This initiative is one of the museum’s programmes in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the start of Level 4 Lockdown, the museum has distributed more than 4000 face masks within the pension pay points and more than 400 food parcels to disadvantaged communities, within the O.R Tambo District Municipality. The museum will continue with the programme and Alfred Nzo, Port St Johns, King Sabata Dalindyebo, Mhlontlo, Nyandeni are amongst the municipalities that have benefited in the programme.

For interviews call Nelson Mandela Museum Senior Manager Public Engagement and Marketing Ms Nontlahla Tandwa @ 047-501 9500/072 791 3493 email