Umphakathi waseMbumbulu wagubha usuku lwamalungelo abantu ngokumbulwa kwetshe lika Anton Muziwakhe Lembede mhla zingamashumi amabili nanye kuNdasa 2011 esikoleni ayefunda kuso iTobi Primary School. UAnton Lembede wazalwa mhla zingamashumi amabili nanye kuMasingana ngo1914 washona ngo1947. Lolusuku lukhumbuza abantu kanye nentsha yasendweni okuningi okwakuthandwa uAnton Lembede owayengomunye wabasunguli beAfrican National Congress Youth League (ANCYL).
Ithimba lentsha yeANC ebeliqhamuka egatsheni elibizwa ngokuthi iCenturion, eGoli yilona ebelihlele lomcimbi ngokubambisana nentsha yegatsha i-Anton Lembede kanye nomndeni wakwaLembede. Lomcimbi waqala ngosuku olwandulela olwamalungelo abantu lapho kwaqala ngemiqhudelwane yebhola lezinyawo phakathi kwamaqembu abesifazane kanye nawabesilisa wabe usuqhubeka nangoMsombuluko lapho ekwambulwa khona itshe.
Lelithimba lase Centurion ligxile kakhulu ekutheni intsha kumele ifunde ngamaqhawe alwela inkululeko yezwe ikakhulukazi leyo eyakhele lezozindawo. Umndeni wakwaLembede nawo wawuyingxenye yalomcimbi wokwembulwa kwetshe, wakujabulela okwenzeka waphinda wabonga indlela umcimbi ohambe kahle ngayo okungokokuqala emlandweni. Umcimbi waphetha ngokunikezelwa kwejezi kwababephumelele emqhudelwaneni webhola. Ziningi izinhlelo ezihleliwe emphakathini ukufundisa intsha ngamaqhawe endawo.
The Unveiling of Anton Lembede Monument, in Mbumbulu
The Unveiling of Anton Muziwakhe Lembede Monument took place on the 21st of March 2011 as part of Human Rights Day at Tobi Primary School where Anton Lembede attended his primary education. He was born on 21 January 1914 and died in 1947 and he was one of the founders of the African National Congress Youth League.
A youth delegation from the Centurion Branch, Johannesburg organised this event and invited members of the community, youth and Lembede family to be part of this historic day. The importance of this day was to remind and teach young people what Anton Lembede did not only for his community but for his country. The celebrations started a day before where young people competed for a soccer kit. Anton Lembede’s family was also present and they were happy about the event.
By: Zanele Shange