On Tuesday, 21 March 2017, Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane, will commemorate Human Rights Day in Sharpeville, Gauteng.
The Leader will be laying wreath at the site of the Sharpeville Massacre of 21 March 1960, after which he will conduct a memorial service commemorating those who lost their lives 57 years ago.
In attendance will be survivors of the Sharpeville Massacre, as well as family members of the victims of the Esidimeni tragedy – the most recent human rights abuse that claimed the lives of over 100 mental health patients who were discarded by the ANC government in Gauteng.
The DA Leader will be joined by DA Gauteng Provincial Leader, John Moodey, DA National Spokesperson, Refiloe Nt’sekhe, Tshwane Mayor, Solly Msimanga, Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, and Midvaal Mayor, Bongani Baloyi.
The commemoration will take place as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Location: Wreath laying – Sharpeville Memorial, Human Rights Precinct, Sharpeville
Location: Memorial service – African Methodist Episcopal Church, Corner of Mbatha Street & Khabasheane Street, Sharpeville