1985 LANGA MASSACRE MEMORIAL LECTURE – HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

On 18 March, Advocate Sonwabile Mancotywa CEO of the NHC gave an address at the Langa Massacre memorial lecture at Uitenhage, Eastern Cape. The fallen heroes and heroines who were killed on 21 March 1985 at Maduna Road, in KwaLanga, Uitenhage, where paid tribute to on
the day.

Not much is known about this historic incident that took place on what is today known as Human Rights Day in South Africa. The community of KwaLanga would like to have the history of this incident, to be part of the defining moments for human rights violations in the country.

Mancotywa said “Some of the intentions behind the memorial lecture were to create more awareness and highlight the significance of this historic event, lobby support and recognition of the Langa massacre to be commemorated at provincial and national level. And to further harness support from all relevant partners to mobilize resources to improve the sites linked to the Uitenhage massacre”.

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