President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday, 19 October 2017, unveil a life-size statue of Mr Oliver Reginald Tambo at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. The ceremony forms part of the O.R. Tambo centenary celebrations that are being held across the country under the theme “Life and Legacy of OR Tambo”.
The ceremony will honour and celebrate Mr Tambo’s great life and legacy as well as acknowledge the sacrifices and immense contribution he made towards a free, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic South Africa.
During the ceremony President Zuma will also unveil a bust and officially rename the Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) auditorium and tower after the liberation struggle icon, to further honour Mr Tambo.
The event will take place as follows:
Part One: Unveiling of O.R Tambo Bust and Renaming of ATNS Auditorium and Tower
Date:Thursday, 19 October 2017
Venue: ATNS Auditorium and Tower, O.R Tambo International Airport
Part Two: Unveiling of O.R Tambo Statue
Venue: O.R. Tambo International Airport (International Arrivals Artrium), Ekurhuleni, Gauteng after which the President will address the guests as follows;
Part three: Formal programme
Venue: Piazza Parking (at Marquee opposite Phela-Live Gym, OR Tambo International Airport
Members of the media are requested to send their details and ID or passport numbers to Sam Monareng on Monarens@dot.gov.za or 073 491 3382 or to Ireen Magwai on Ireen@gcis.gov.za or 082 440 5676.
NB: The deadline for confirmation and submission of accreditation information is Wednesday, 18 October at midday.
Dr Bongani Ngqulunga
Cell: 082 308 9373