Sushma Swaraj visits Phoenix Settlement

Durban, June 6: Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday visited the Phoenix Settlement near here, which served as Mahatma Gandhi’s home during his stay in South Africa, and planted a tree sapling. “Where Bapu developed his philosophy of non-violence!” the Indian Consulate in Durban tweeted and added that Sushma Swaraj visited the settlement, a South African Heritage site, “paying respect to the place that served as Gandhiji’s home”. During the course of her visit, she planted a sapling of the Cape chestnut, a tree that is cultivated widely for its prolific flower display. She also interacted with students of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology, a centre established by the Indian government. Established by Mahatma Gandhi in 1904, the Phoenix Settlement is situated some 20 km north of Durban. (IANS)