‘Divided’ PAC remembers victims of 1960 massacre

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The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, or PAC, is commemorating Human Rights Day as a divided party once again.

Even though the PAC claims the day as its own, two factions have gathered in Langa on the Cape Flats to mark the massacre of 21 March 1960.

They each have separate programmes to remember the three people that were killed in a local anti-pass march. The late PAC activist Phillip Kgosana led thousands in the march in Langa.

At least 69 people were killed in Sharpeville in the Vaal in 1960, as they held a peaceful protest against the pass laws.

As the country commemorates Human Rights Day, the Northern Cape Government has refurbished the offices that Struggle icon Robert Sobukwe used to occupy as a lawyer between 1975 and 1978.