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Poor Peoples’ Alliance to Re-enact June 1976 Soweto Uprising March
The Poor Peoples’ Alliance (PPA), made up of radical community-based organisations across South Africa, is to march from Morris Isaacs High School to the Hector Pieterson Memorial in Soweto on the 16th June 2009 to re-enact the 1976 march.
We as the Poor Peoples’ Alliance will not celebrate this day, as the government does, but commemorate it by reflecting on the struggle for liberation by the youth still being fought for by poor communities 15 years into our so-called democracy.
A night vigil will take place on the 15th June in Protea South and we invite all those interested, regardless of their political affiliation, to be part of this event and march. Because we continue to be denied our most basic human rights, we refuse to let the government, and the rest of the world, ignore that our struggle for liberation is far from over.
Bongani Xezwi – PPA co-ordinator 071 043 2221
Audrey Leo – PPA co-ordinator 083 340 7635
Maureen Msisi – LPM Gauteng Chairperson 082 337 4514