Political parties to honour students of 76'

All political parties will pull out all the stops for Thursday’s 40th anniversary of the events in Soweto on June 16, 1976.

The parties will be honouring the leaders of the student uprising but will also highlight the different challenges facing today’s youth.

Most parties are also using their local government elections campaigns to highlight challenges today’s youth face, 40 years on.

The DA led by Mmusi Maimane will be marching in the streets of Soweto to put the spotlight on access to quality and affordable education and employment.

Economic Freedom Fighters’s leader Julius Malema will address a rally at Embalenhle in Secunda, recommitting the party to their mission of economic freedom in our lifetime.

The IFP will honour some of the students who came from Soweto, with it’s president Mangosuthu Buthelezi addressing the crowd under the theme “A voice of reason is needed to secure our democracy”.

Other parties are also going all out, with Azapo visiting the heroes acre at Avalon cemetery where Soweto student uprisings leaders’ Tsietsi Mashinini and Kgotso Seahlolo are buried while the the PAC is in Khayelitsa.


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