Political parties demonstrated a united front at Sharpeville commemoration

Thando Kubheka, EWN Reporter attended a wreath laying ceremony, led by Gauteng Premier, David Makhura at the Sharpeville human rights precinct on Tuesday morning.

The event was held to commemorate sixty-nine people who were killed in the township when police opened fire on protesters during a peaceful protest 57 years ago.

Kubheka says various political parties were in attendance displaying a united commemoration.

She says Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Democratic Alliance (DA), Pan African Congress (PAC) and African National Congress (ANC) were allocated different time slots to address the crowds and pay their respects.

It looks like we are moving forward as a country in this regard.

Thando Kubheka, EWN Reporter

Kubheka says Makhura urged South African's to be united while tacking social ills such as racism.

Listen to the rest of the interview in the audio below:


This article first appeared on 702 : Political parties demonstrated a united front at Sharpeville commemoration


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