Valuing debris eternalizes bravery against South African evasion in Angola

  • Cunene: Escombro do antigo palácio, classificado como monumento histórico
Ondjiva - The classification of the debris of the former Cunene provincial government as a site of national historical interest will eternalize the bravery of the Angolan combatants against the South African invasion in the country, in the 80s.

Classified through Executive Decree No. 100/21, of April 20, the debris located behind the current palace of the Cunene provincial government, has been an important landmark of Angola in the historical and transnational struggle against racial and social segregation (apartheid) of the then South African regime.

Speaking to Angop, regarding the valorisation as national cultural heritage, the inhabitants of Cunene praised the recognition, stressing that this will bring to new and old generations the drastic moments lived during the period of the South Africa occupation.

The director of the provincial office of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports, Marcelino dos Santos, stressed that the preservation and appreciation of the rubble is the way to perpetuate the history and the result of the invasion in the national territory by the troops of the former South African regime.

He considered it a memorable milestone for the region, since the last time they were classified as historical and cultural heritage of the province was in 1994.

On August 23, 1981, the South Africa defense and security forces invaded Angola, in an operation called "Protea’’.

Operation Protea, complemented by Daisy, lasted from August 1981 to March 1988, whose objective was to destroy the logistic supply lines of neighbouring Namibia SWAPO's military forces in southern Angola.

 

 

Classified through Executive Decree No. 100/21, of April 20, the debris located behind the current palace of the Cunene provincial government, has been an important landmark of Angola in the historical and transnational struggle against racial and social segregation (apartheid) of the then South African regime.

Speaking to Angop, regarding the valorisation as national cultural heritage, the inhabitants of Cunene praised the recognition, stressing that this will bring to new and old generations the drastic moments lived during the period of the South Africa occupation.

The director of the provincial office of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports, Marcelino dos Santos, stressed that the preservation and appreciation of the rubble is the way to perpetuate the history and the result of the invasion in the national territory by the troops of the former South African regime.

He considered it a memorable milestone for the region, since the last time they were classified as historical and cultural heritage of the province was in 1994.

On August 23, 1981, the South Africa defense and security forces invaded Angola, in an operation called "Protea’’.

Operation Protea, complemented by Daisy, lasted from August 1981 to March 1988, whose objective was to destroy the logistic supply lines of neighbouring Namibia SWAPO's military forces in southern Angola.