“Human Rights Day in South Africa is linked with 21 March 1960, and the events of Sharpeville. On that day 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered to protest against the Pass laws. It was more than a protest against the Pass Laws of the apartheid regime.” (Source)
In the midst of all the confusion surrounding the South African political landscape, may we never forget those who bravely took bullets for us (South African’s) who live to enjoy the fruits of their struggle.
We may have come a long way, yet we still have a long way to go as a country and as a continent.
Lindelwa of Mbewu Movement gets Mam Gcina Mhlope’s input around #Human Rights Day South Africa