Ramaphosa to deliver virtual Human Rights Day message

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a national message on Sunday afternoon during the virtual commemoration of Human Rights Day.

The day marks the 61st anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre, in which 69 people were killed and dozens injured on 21 March 1960 when police opened fire on people protesting against the pass laws of the anti-apartheid government near Vereeniging.

Remembering Sharpeville-Langa Day:


This year’s commemoration also coincides with the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the country’s Constitution, which is regarded as one of the most progressive and transformative constitutions in the world.