JUNE 17 MARKS 25 years since the brutal killing of 39 victims of Boipatong Massacre in 1992.
The victims lost their lives during the height of political violence that engulfed many communities across South Africa just before the birth of democracy in the country.
To remember them, Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Faith Mazibuko, the Mayors of Sedibeng and Emfuleni municipalities -Busisiwe Modisakeng and Simon Mofokeng will visit the Vuka Cemetery and lay wreaths onsite where the victims are buried.
In addition, victims’ families and the people of Boipatong will also attend the event.
The wreath laying will be followed by a series of activities at the newly built Boipatong Memorial and Youth Centre and at the local stadium.
Activities include wreath laying ceremony at Vuka Cemetery, Sharpeville, near Manyokolo Street; hoisting of flags and tour around the Memorial Centre and exhibition Boipatong Memorial and Youth Centre, Lekoa Street (UmzivubuStreet)and Sport and Cultural programme Boipatong Stadium, along Moshoeshoe Street.
Meanwhile, a week long exhibition programme will take place at Boipatong Memorial and Youth Centre from 19-23 June.
Communities and school children from across Sedibeng are expected to visit the facility to learn more about the history of the massacre.
Other activities include theatre plays and cultural performances.