Youth remembered

2016-06-22 06:00
HUNDREDS of ANC supporters marched from Cycle Two in Bohlokong, Bethlehem, to the town hall to commemorate Youth Day. Photos: Tladi Moloi

HUNDREDS of ANC supporters marched from Cycle Two in Bohlokong, Bethlehem, to the town hall to commemorate Youth Day. Photos: Tladi Moloi

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BOHLOKONG. – Hundreds of ANC supporters, mainly youths, marched from Cycle Two in Bohlokong, Bethlehem, to the town hall to commemorate Youth Day.

Lindiwe Makgalema, chief whip of the Dihlabeng Local Municipality, said the Local Election Team (LET) of Dihlabeng took a decision to commemorate the role played by the youth in 1976.

“One of the reasons why we always remember them is that their blood had watered a tree of democracy. We decided to celebrate it in a different way by walking from the location to the town hall as part of a healthy lifestyle. We also wanted our youth to take part in this day. We wanted them to lead the fun walk to show the world that they respect the sacrifice of the 1976 youth,” she said.

She said the current generation should stand on their own feet so that they could leave a legacy.

“We know that they are the digital generation and that means they have to be innovative and creative so that they can take part in developing the economy of Bethlehem and Dihlabeng as a whole,” she advised.

During the fun walk, the marchers sang struggle songs. Mbongeni Tshabalala, the secretary of the youth league in Ward 2, said they experienced challenges from the youth who do not exercise their rights in the correct manner.

“We have to work on that, because some cross boundaries and end up hurting others, especially our elders,” he said.

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