KwaZulu-Natal Premier Mr T.W. Mchunu and members of the Executive Council, will host the provincial commemorations to observe the country’s Human Rights Day.
March 21 marks a turning point in the country’s fight for human rights, equality and dignity when 69 unarmed people were killed and 180 other injured by apartheid government forces during a peaceful protest in Sharpville in 1960.
The provincial commemorations will take place in oPhongolo municipality under the Zululand District.
The northern parts of the province, including Zululand, and uMkhanyakude District were a hotbed of violence perpetrated by apartheid forces in an attempt to stamp out activities by liberation movement fighters who used the area as an access point to exile in Swaziland and Mozambique.
Members of the media are invited.
DATE : 21 March 2019
TIME : 09.00am
VENUE : KwaKhiphunyawo, oPhongolo, Ward 3
Issued by the Office of the Premier
079 751 6108
Enquires: Mr. Thami Ngidi
Spokesperson for KZN Premier
Cell: 066 306 6793