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Oliver Tambo, South African anti-apartheid Icon

The Zambian government has recently named the house where Oliver Tambo stayed for 22 years during his exile as a National Heritage site to commemorate 100 years since his birth.

The OR Tambo National Heritage site was opened by the presidents of South Africa and Zambia as a symbol of the role that Zambia played in the liberation struggle of South Africa and the rest of southern Africa.

Oliver Tambo was a South African anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary who was one of the founding members of the ANC alongside Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu. He served as the President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1967 to 1991
During his time in exile, Tambo never relented in the struggle to free South Africa during the apartheid regime.

The politician was born on 27 October 1917 in Nkantolo, Bizana, South Africa.
The country’s government hopes that the historical site will strengthen the common heritage and history that is shared between Zambia and South Africa, as citizens learn about the leaders that dedicated and contributed their lives to the liberation of their people.

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