Wednesday, June 15, 2011

To Hell With Afrikaans !

(Source: Google)

"Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it."
- Frantz Fanon

The Soweto Uprising, also known as "June 16", was a series of student-led protests in South Africa that began on the morning of June 16, 1976. Students from many Soweto schools began to protest in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. An estimated 20 000 students took part in the protests. 

The accounts of how many people died vary from 200 to 600 ,with Reuters news agency currently reporting there were "more than 500" fatalities in the 1976 riots . The original government figure claimed only 23 students were killed. The number of wounded was estimated to be over a thousand men, women, and children. it was later found that most of the wounds recieved by the protestors where in the back clearly indicating that the majority of the victims where running away.

1 comment:

Ridwan said...

Hey DD:

And we are still not free hey.