Bhisho Massacre meeting

FOLLOWING a very successful meeting with the families, victims and the living survivors of the Bhisho Massacre, in September last year, it was agreed to meet again on the February 16 2017.

PAYING RESPECT: Remembering the Bhisho massacre 25 years on. Premier Phumulo Masualle lays a wreath at the memorial site in Bhisho last year. The families of the dead and survivors meet this week Picture: DAILY DISPATCH FILE

This planned meeting for this Thursday is aimed at checking progress on the agreed timelines of last year’ meeting and further prepare in earnest for the 25th commemorative remembrance of the Bhisho Massacre.

Bhisho Massacre took place on the 7 September 1992, where 28 marchers were gunned down by the police of the then Ciskei government. More than 20000 marchers peacefully marched from King William’s Town to Bhisho to hand over a petition to Brigadier Oupa Gqozo.

The affected families and the living survivors of that fateful day are therefore invited and urged to attend this planned meeting.

Members of the media will be kept abreast with all the new developments and progress for the planning of the 25th commemorative remembrance.

This week’s meeting will be held at 10am at the Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture (DSRAC), Archives Boardroom, No. 5 Eales Street, King William’s Town.


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