Members of the Pan-Africanist Congress have gathered in Krugersdorp west of Johannesburg to pay tribute to the Munsieville Four.
Petrus Ntshole, Thomas Molatlhegi, Richard Motsoahae and Josiah Mocumi were hanged by police in 1964 at the now Kgoshi Mampuru prison.
The party is also expected to begin its election campaign in Munsieville shortly. It is one of those that missed the August 23 deadline to submit their candidates’ lists.
The Electoral Commission of South Africa has since announced its decision to reopen the candidates’ registration process.
The PAC is gathered in Munsieville in Krugersdorp chanting songs ahead of the commemoration of the Munsieville Four and the lives of others who died during the apartheid era in the country.
The four were killed by the apartheid government in 1964. The party will proceed to the local cemetery where it will lay wreaths for the Munsieville Four after their remains were brought back to their families in 2019.
Party President, Mzwanele Nyontsho is also expected to address members on the party’s plans ahead of the local government elections. The party is among those who welcomed the IEC’s decision to extend the candidate registration process.
In the video below, the PAC is set to commemorate the establishment of its military wing, the Azanian People’s Liberation Army formerly known as Poqo: