Freedom Charter in good hands

2010-05-07 20:13
A historic copy of the Freedom Charter, a document signed and adopted by members of the Congress Alliance in 1955, is displayed during a ceremony at Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, Johannesburg. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

A historic copy of the Freedom Charter, a document signed and adopted by members of the Congress Alliance in 1955, is displayed during a ceremony at Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, Johannesburg. (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - A historic apartheid era document was handed to the department of arts and culture by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe at a ceremony at Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, Johannesburg, on Friday.

Motlanthe said the Freedom Charter, a document signed and adopted by members of the Congress Alliance in 1955, was a manifesto of the South African people.

"Today we witness the homecoming of an iconic manifesto of our people," he said.

He said he was proud that even those who were not born in 1955 would be able to embrace the principles embodied in the Freedom Charter.

The Congress Alliance was made up of members of the African National Congress, the Congress of Democrats, the SA Council of Trade Unions (Sactu) the SA Indian Congress and the Coloured People's Congress.

Many of the copies of the Freedom Charter were confiscated by police during apartheid but a copy preserved by then Sactu member Leon Levy, survived.

The copy was rescued by the national archives and the Liliesleaf Trust after hearing it was to go on auction in London.

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