Monday marks 26 years of freedom

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On Monday South Africa will mark Freedom Day, 26 years since the dawn of democracy. The traditional celebrations around this holiday will, however, be absent this year.

This as the coronavirus pandemic force citizens to stay home, with a national lockdown in place to slow the spread of the disease.

Sports, Arts and Culture minister, Nathi Mthethwa, says the day will be celebrated via live streaming.

“Our playhouses, our theatres would be open for live streaming so that artists are able to showcase their work and people in the country can enjoy that. And the President will be talking to South Africans throughout the country using different means of communication, not only television also radio. So the message will still be delivered.”

In the video below, Minister Nathi Mthethwa discusses the planned activities: