NYDA donation wording on struggle icon's tombstone causes a twitter storm

NYDA donation wording on struggle icon's tombstone causes a twitter storm

- The National Youth Development Agency unveiled the renovated tombstone of struggle fighter Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu on Tuesday

- The inscription that was made on the tombstone has lead to an outcry from South Africans

- Sifiso Mtsweni has since apologised on social media for the inscription

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The National Youth Development Agency's chairperson Sifiso Mtsweni's name has been inscribed on the renovated tombstone of Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, and it outraged South Africans.

Solomon Mahlangu was a struggle fighter and he is respected by South Africans for his dedication and sacrifice.

The inscription is:

Donated on behalf of the NYDA by executive chairperson Sifiso Mtsweni

South Africans took to social media to voice their unhappiness over the inscription.

Floyd Shivambu of the EFF shared a picture of the tombstone and said NYDA is desperate to be relevant:

Solomon Nethononda - Couldn't the NYDA just inscribe 'donated by the NYDA'...this is just grandstanding by Mtshweni, esp because as the chairperson he must have overseen the entire process.
Khanyo Bodigelo - From the word donated by right up to his name all of that needs to go. We don't even have to know that it was donated. Hay sies phu marn the gall.

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Briefly.co.za learned that Sifiso Mtsweni has made an apology on social media since the unveiling caused such an uproar.

NYDA donation wording on struggle icon's tombstone causes a twitter storm

The unveiled tombstone (Image Source - Sifiso Tso Ndala Mtsweni Facebook page)

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