Rise Mzansi celebrates Humans Rights Day at the Sharpeville Memorial

By Mashamba Media

During a wreath laying ceremony to mark Human Rights Day at the Sharpeville Memorial, Songezo Zibi,
RISE Mzansi National Leader said 21 March 1960 was a turning point for this country.

He encouraged people to vote on the 29th May 2024 to make the day “a turning point where we elect new leaders”.

Zibi was joined by RISE Mzansi Gauteng Premier Candidate, Vuyiswa Ramokgopa; Chief Organiser, Makashule Gana; National
Leadership Collective (NLC) Member, Irfaan Mangera; as well as RISE Mzansi Volunteers and Organisers.
RISE Mzansi Members of the National Leadership Collective.

“Today, we gather to commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre; one of the most significant moments in our march to democracy.

“It was a moment that symbolised the brutality, bloodlust and inhumanity of the apartheid government. This inhumanity was repeated 25-years later when police fired
on mourners in Langa in the Eastern Cape.

“While the political establishment and the government will use today to celebrate what it has done since 1994, we only need to walk the streets of Sharpeville, Langa and countless other abandoned communities to see that there is not much to celebrate,” he said.

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