The Mayor and other distinguished guests were entertained with dance and music from Future Stars at the launch of the Princess Zila Lobengula Museum in Fingo VIllage recently. According to founder and owner Sizwe Mda, the Museum is intended to help the township acquire information and literature written in indigenous languages.
“The Museum would not only attract locals to its premises but tourists as well in this poor and neglected neighbourhood,” Mda said. “Tourism in Makhanda had previously sidelined the tangible heritage that is abundant in Fingo Village.”
Mda said the Museum forms part of the envisaged development plan of a Cultural Village, that is meant to promote tourism in the township. It was hoped that the cultural village would attract scholars and tourists from all over the world.
“The Princess Zila Lobengula Museum is open for artists who want to have an exhibition in order to raise funds for the Princess Zila Lobengula Cultural Village,” Mda said. “Any person who wants to assist the organisation to fundraise or is interested on investing in this distinguished venture is welcomed.”