Modi in Africa: PM visits Gandhi's home and plants a sapling at Phoenix Settlement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Durban late on Friday night from Johannesburg. Saturday was his second day in South Africa and the third in the continent.

The Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of External Affairs took to Twitter to keep the public informed about his various visits and other engagements that were part of his itinerary in Durban.

The tweets started flowing in after he reached the Pentrich Railway Station. From there, he took a train to Pietermaritzburg, to pay respects to Mahatma Gandhi who was offloaded from the train because of his skin colour in 1893.

The PM spoke to the media on his arrival at the station, after which he visited the spot where Gandhi was offloaded.

Modi also inaugurated an exhibition at the Waiting Hall in Pietermaritzburg.

Modi's next visit was to Gandhi's Phoenix Settlement, where Mahatma Gandhi spent the initial years of his political profession.

He further planted a sapling and interacted with the people there.

          Planting a sapling at Phoenix Settlement.

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 9, 2016

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Updated Date: Jul 09, 2016 21:56:15 IST

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