PAC recommits to Sharpeville ideals

The PAC, which organised the anti-pass demonstration on what is now known as Human Rights Day, says it's recommitting to the ideals of those killed in 1960.

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JOHANNESBURG – The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) says it’s re-committing itself to the ideals of those killed in the Sharpeville massacre.

The PAC organised the anti-pass demonstration on this day, in 1960.

Police opened fire on protesters, killing 69 people in Sharpeville and wounding 180 others.

The party's Sabelo Sibanda says the issues that Sharpeville protesters raised 57 years ago are still relevant today.

“What we are saying as the PAC is that little or nothing has changed in real terms in as far as the conditions of the African masses are concerned.”