President Jacob Zuma will  today (Wednesday), officially open the Groot Marico Heritage Site and the Liberation Heritage Route of Bokone Bophirima, where activists crossed as they went into exile to continue the struggle against apartheid and colonialism. But the DA and EFF in the province are planning mass protest against the unavailing of Zuma’s statue. 
 
In pictures and inscriptions, the Heritage Site tells the story of President Zuma and forty five (45) other activists who were intercepted by security police at Groot Marico in June 1963 leading to them serving prison terms on Robben Island.
 
The Groot Marico Heritage Site, featuring prominently the Arrest Site of President Zuma, is being developed as part of the liberation heritage programme of government, aimed at recording, preserving, restoring and promoting all heritage sites which form part of the rich liberation heritage and history of the country.