We will fix Sharpeville: Mabuza

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Deputy President David Mabuza says he will be working closely with Gauteng Premier David Makhura to ensure that all the challenges facing Sharpeville residents are solved.

Speaking at Sharpeville’s George Thabe Stadium where official Human Rights celebrations are taking place, Mabuza says his office is coordinating with the Premier’s office to find ways to ensure service delivery in Sharpeville.

“Sharpeville will never be the same. We will begin by cleaning our streets. Our streets are dirty.”

Mabuza says in two years’ time when Human Rights Day celebrations return to Sharpeville, it will be a different place.

Mabuza also urged South Africans to unite against Human Rights violations of those who are vulnerable.

He has spoken against women abuse and murders of those living with albinism.

He says leaders in every community should teach males that they should never raise a hand on women.

Mabuza says Human Rights Day serves as a reminder to ensure that South Africans have access to basic services.

He called for unity in addressing the triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

Human Rights Day is commemorated each year to remember those who died during a protest against pass laws in 1960.

Earlier, Mabuza along other government officials laid wreaths at the cemetery and at the Sharpeville Memorial Site.

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