Mark Finch Western Cape I recently watched the documentary about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the Encounters Festival and learnt about her time at Brandfort. It is sad to hear that the money set aside for the museum has been squandered. Finish it; this is part of our history in South Africa. Chris Gauteng Don’t waste the taxpayers money for a museum like the Gupta/Zuma government is doing now, but rather build a clinic and youth centre for the local community. Prof Ernest van Zyl Western Cape The museum must certainly be erected. Just look at the money spent already. Winnie more than deserves this recognition. Do the right thing, otherwise it is a story of corruption and mismanagement and not of the struggle. Shame on the facilitators. Yvonne Spain via SMS I went to Brandfort last Heritage Day and was as gutted as the house when I saw the desecration there. I would really like to send you my correspondence with the minister of tourism, the Public Protector and Winnie’s PA, with whom I had numerous conversations until she stopped returning my calls and emails. Heritage lost. Caswell Bjalane Gauteng The house should be turned into a community health centre. It would be a beneficial museum to the community. Dumisani Nkambule Gauteng I think this house must be restored. It will be a great idea since we also have a Nelson Mandela house. It will also attract tourists to that particular area. S Pillay Western Cape Restore the house. History must be preserved for future generations. Winnie Mandela is an important political figure in South African history. She was an activist for liberation and played an important role. Nontvatvambo Ntsomi Eastern Cape I would like to occupy that house as I have no roof over my head. Instead of thugs making it their place of committing crime, can someone feel sorry for me? Dimakatso Mokhachane North West It is necessary for the future generations. Why is the history of Jan van Riebeeck necessary? We have been taught about that. We must not forget where we come from. Mama Winnie played an important role in the liberation of black people. Direkang Mokopelwa North West It is a good idea to make a house a museum. That will create jobs for young graduates and matriculants who are sitting at home unemployed and will boost the economy of the country.