Youth Day: talk by survivor of Soweto ’76

2011-06-15 00:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal Museum will host a Youth Day programme today.

The guest speaker is Antoinette Sithole, sister of Hector Pieterson, the pupil who was killed in the student uprising in Soweto on June 16, 1976.

Sithole, an educational speaker and curator of the Hector ­Pieterson Memorial Site in Soweto, appears in the famous photograph that was published around the world of her fatally wounded brother being carried by a fellow student.

Other special guest speakers include representatives from the Human Rights Commission, Life Line, Youth Advisory Centres, Msunduzi Museum and the Office of the Public Protector.

The programme includes poetry and drama sketches and concludes with lunch.

It starts at 9.30 am.

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