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SA to mark Freedom Day

Saturday marks 19 years since South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994.

South African flag. Picture: Sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - Saturday marks 19 years since South Africa's first democratic elections.

Eyewitness News spoke to some Cape Town teenagers ahead of Freedom Day celebrations about what this day means to them.

"Freedom is basically the ability to go out and do what you want to do," said one teen.

"It's a day that brought about democracy into our country. As a result, we are allowed to be united in all races," said another.

"Freedom is having the right to express yourself in a responsible manner."

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma will address Freedom Day celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

At the same time, renowned house DJ Black Coffee will take part in Freedom Day celebrations in Soweto.