Political parties in Gauteng to commemorate Youth Day in Soweto
The 43rd anniversary of the 1976 massacre will be commemorated in Gauteng by the two main political parties.
JOHANNESBURG – Political parties in Gauteng will commemorate Youth Day in Soweto on Sunday.
African National Congress (ANC) Gauteng chairperson and provincial Premier David Makhura will be at Morris Isaacson High School in Jabavu while the Democratic Alliance (DA) will start the day in Phefeni.
The 43rd anniversary of the 1976 massacre will be commemorated in Gauteng by the two main political parties in Soweto.
The government event led by Makhura will kick off the commemorations with a 4-kilometre walk to where the 1976 march began at the Morris Isaacson school.
Makhura’s entourage will later be joined by Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba for a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial site of the first known victim of the 76-uprising Hector Pieterson in Orlando West.
At the same time, the DA youth leader in Gauteng Luyolo Mphithi will begin the celebrations at the Phefeni Train Station and head to where the main event is expected to take place at the Hector Pieterson Memorial Site.
Mphithi will be joined by the provincial caucus chairperson and a member of the Gauteng Legislature Magashule Gana.
@GP_CommSafety patrollers ready for June 16 commemoration. They are already at the iconic Morris Isaacson's High School to walk the path with the leadership of @GautengProvince led by Premier @David_Makhura. #YouthDay @FaithMazibukoSA @Abramjee @Yoliswamakhasi @EkSeYouth pic.twitter.com/hs61virgdq— GP Community Safety (@GP_CommSafety) June 16, 2019
In 1975/76, the apartheid government spent R644 annually on each white pupil, R189 per Indian pupil, R139 on a Coloured pupil, and only R42 on an African pupil. #YouthDay2018 #YouthDay pic.twitter.com/sSkIjAEz18— Christo (@ChristoThurston) June 16, 2019