Concentration Camp Day celebrated

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June 16 is traditionally known as Soweto Day, a day when the youth in Soweto set up to burn schools and start a revolution during the mid-seventies.

However, it was also the day during the Second Boer War that the British commissioned to scorch the earth, and erect concentration camps where thousands of women and children were taken to die a terrible death.

In several places, this day is commemorated with the laying of wreaths at concentration camp cemeteries.

Annually, the HNP commemorates the Concentration Camp Cemetery of Irene, and this year is no exception. They invite people, equipped with their own chairs, to meet at Irene at 9 o’clock in the morning. In addition to the raising of the flag, a historical overview will be presented, after which various persons and institutions will lay a wreath at the graves of murdered women and children.

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