Share this record

Contact Artefacts
please if you have any comments or more information regarding this record.

Ciskei Armed Forces Memorial
Ntaba kaNdoda, Dimbaza district, Eastern Cape

Date:c1982
Type:Memorial
Status:Extant

 


Click to view large map

Coordinates:
-32.8012583,27.1304333
32°48'04.53" S 27°07'49.56" E Alt: 882m

See more photographs

This granite memorial was erected adjacent to the Ntaba kaNdoda National Monument by Brigadier Oupa Gqozo to memorialise the Ciskeian soldiers, prison warders and police 'who died defending their fatherland' (i.e. the Ciskei).

The memorial symbolised the oppression of the bantustan government during the liberation struggle, and it has - perhaps not surprisingly - been badly vandalized. It used to have a rather poorly executed bust of a soldier on top.

Ref: Correspondence with Denver Webb: Historian

(William MARTINSON 2014)

Transcription of wording on name panel:

ELI LITYE LAMISWA UKUZE LINIKE
IINKUMBUZO EZINGENA KULIBALEKA
NGALOO MALUNGU EMIKHOSI
EXHOTYISIWEYO AFELA EDYOKHWENI
EKHONZA ELI LIZWE LIYINTANDA
SOHLALA SIBAKHUMBULA
____________

THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED IN
GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS
OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO DIED
IN THE ACTIVE SERVICE OF THIS
BELOVED COUNTRY
WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM

See also the National Monument of the Republic of Ciskei.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.