Madiba museum construction misses anniversary deadline

The heritage site will only be completed by February despite claims it would be ready tomorrow.

Reporters are not allowed on site where construction of the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mvezo continues. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

MVEZO - It's emerged construction at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mvezo is yet to be completed, despite claims the heritage site would be ready for the one year anniversary of his death.

Tomorrow, the nation will mark exactly one year since the former president passed away, with events planned countrywide.

The global icon passed away peacefully at his Houghton home at the age of 95 on 5 December 2013.

He was buried in the rural village of Qunu in the Eastern Cape on 15 December at a funeral service attended by 4,000 people.

The museum in Mvezo, meant to preserve Tata Madiba's memory,is yet to be completed.

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EWN received a frosty welcome at the construction site of the museum.

The sounds of construction trucks hard at work ring out as workers hurriedly try to complete the final stretch of road leading up to the establishment.

An official has prevented reporters from taking pictures but confirmed that the building, scheduled to be opened on Friday, will only be completed by February.

The museum is expected to exhibit a more culturally nuanced side of Madiba's life.