Freedom Day Commemorative Lecture attracts many

Thabo Matsafu, Faith Mazibuko, Executive Mayor Naga Patrick Lipudi, Charmaine Ntlatlane-Nzwane, Nomvula Mokonyane and Zara Ben Ntsimane. Photo: Submitted.

The Kagiso Memorial and Recreational Centre was filled to the brim when the residents of Mogale City gathered to commemorate the day that led to the dawn of democracy – Freedom Day – which has been celebrated annually since 27 April 1994.

Freedom Day is a momentous day in South African history as it reminds the nation of a great milestone. The first-ever democratic elections were held in South Africa and every individual in the country was allowed to vote freely. The election brought hope and freedom to all South Africans after decades of colonialism and white minority domination.

Executive Mayor Naga Patrick Lipudi; Minister of Communications Honourable Nomvula Mokonyane, and MMC for Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture and Heritage, councillor Charmaine Ntlatlane-Nzwane. Photo: Submitted.

This is why the programme, which was hosted by the Heritage, Arts and Culture section of the Municipality was well attended by various stakeholders on Sunday, 29 April.

The audience consisted of local citizens from various institutions as well as dignitaries from Mogale City Local Municipality, namely the Member of the Mayoral Committee for Sports, Recreation, Heritage, Arts and Culture, councillor Charmaine Ntlatlane-Nzwane; Executive Mayor councillor Naga Patrick Lipudi; Gauteng Member of the Executive Council for Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Faith Mazibuko, and members of the media such as SABC News and Power FM.

Minister of Communications, the honourable Nomvula Mokonyane talking to the audience. Photo: Submitted.

The two keynote speakers, Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and political activist Zara Ben Ntsimane captivated the audience with heartfelt and genuine memories of the tribulations and triumphs that the people of Mogale City endured and conquered during the Apartheid regime.

In her address, Mokonyane said that Mogale City must celebrate all local citizens, especially young struggle fighters who fought for liberation this year.

She further explained that Malaza was a victim of the 1976 student riots in Kagiso. He died in Krugersdorp Prison from injuries sustained when he was beaten severely by the Apartheid police.

Executive Mayor Naga Patrick Lipudi talking about freedom. Photo: Submitted.

The programme ended with entertainment from local cultural dance groups and a poet whose performances brought a smile to those in attendance.

Rejoyce, who was also one of the organisers would like to thank everyone who contributed to the day’s success and trusts that the day of freedom was well commemorated.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at [email protected] or phone us on 011 955 1130.I 

For free daily local news on the West Rand, also visit our sister websites: 

Randfontein Herald

Roodepoort Record

Get It Joburg West Magazine

Remember to visit our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages to let your voice be heard!

  AUTHOR
Alanicka Lotriet
Journalist

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Krugersdorp News
Randfontein Herald
Roodepoort Record


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

Krugersdorp News
Randfontein Herald
Roodepoort Record

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: