Gandhi’s historic march to be marked

2013-11-26 00:00

HISTORY will be made on Saturday when 1 000 people travel by train from Durban and Pietermaritzburg to Charlestown near Newcastle to mark the great march led by Mahatma Gandhi in 1913. Many more participants are expected to travel by car as the train, which seats 1 080 people, is fully booked up.

The train will pick up passengers from the Durban station at 1.45 am on Saturday, November 30. It will stop at Pietermaritzburg, leaving at 3.30 am, stopping at Ladysmith and Dundee, before stopping at the Newcastle train station. Buses will transport passengers to the Charlestown Mosque where Gandhi’s march started. The commemorative march will start at 10 am from the mosque and participants will walk about six kilometres to the Volksrust Prison, where Gandhi and Kasturba were imprisoned.

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