Remembrance wall for Liliesleaf

2010-11-17 13:02

Johannesburg - The Liliesleaf Trust announced on Wednesday that a wall of remembrance would be erected in dedication of MK cadres who fought the struggle against apartheid.

"The Liliesleaf Trust has embarked on this momentous project to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the formation of Umkhonto we Sizwe, and the purchase of Liliesleaf which is recognised as the birthplace of MK," the trust said.

It said the wall would be erected in a "tranquil place" on the site and will be a place for people to pay their respects to comrades.

Liliesleaf Farm is situated in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg, and was once the headquarters of MK, the military wing of the ANC and the Congress Alliance.

Today it is a museum where visitors learn about the struggle against apartheid and how MK planned to overthrow the white regime.

Former president Thabo Mbeki set up the Liliesleaf Trust in December 2001 to ensure that Liliesleaf Farm's heritage was protected.

  • Aj - 2010-11-17 14:56

    I find this amusing. Another organization prone to keep the remembrance of apartheid alive and well to remind the hungry, uneducated and unemployed youths of a racist divide. gg

      Mordred - 2010-11-17 15:27

      Aj - this is their plan.

  • Mordred - 2010-11-17 15:26

    Just who are these Ma-kakkers? Another group of so-called cadres who are also crying because they are being left out in the cold. Oh, but I see Zuma has put out a hand to curry favour with them by saying their remains must be brought home. I wonder if I ask Zuma to bring home my brother's remains from the Border War, would he? Am I the only one who remember this war?

      MACKAROONEY - 2010-11-17 16:24

      No cuzz I remember ! was there and I am really sorry ,we should not have voted yes or stopped !Sorry 'bout your boet ok ?

  • MACKAROONEY - 2010-11-17 16:22

    They wanted freedom before education ,now the poor dumb bastards cant feed themselves ,or run the country.Show me where these jumped up security guards ever fought any soldiers .You blew up railway stations and wimpy bars ,and mostly yourself LOL !and today in your governing styles and successes it shows !

  • franssmith100 - 2010-11-17 22:02

    now i know why we never wanted them to vote...look what they did with it when they got the chance. Incidently, Between the end of the Second World War in 1945 and 1993 some 50 African countries became independent. The process of decolonisation led to political elections of one-man, one-vote and the subsequent formation of sovereign states. Decolonisation provided an easy mechanism for the transfer of political power from colonial power to the "new democratic government" - very often a different name for the new "clan" or "tribe" in power. The claim to internal sovereignty made the new government basically untouchable, as countries were run into the ground in the name of democracy and sovereignty. Even in the darkest days of Zimbabwe when Mugabe turned against his own people (not to be identified with the Zanu-PF party) and forced them into hunger and poverty, both Mbeki and the SADEC leaders hid behind the doctrine of sovereignty, not to become involved in the country's internal affairs. From 1945 to 1993 Africa produced a new sovereign state almost every year. Then in 1992 a new word entered the political vocabulary - the formation of a failed state. Somalia disintegrated into war making factions; law and order collapsed and the country and capital were divided among war lords. Since then, the country has not regained its former status as sovereign entity. From 2000 the external community has wearily accepted the fact that more failed states could follow as governing capabilities declined and in some cases basically collapsed. The dysfunctional state has slowly started to push the sovereign state aside.

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