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The Soweto uprising was a series of protests by high school students fighting for the abolition of Afrikaans as a medium of teaching and learning in their schools
The Soweto uprising was a series of protests by high school students fighting for the abolition of Afrikaans as a medium of teaching and learning in their schools

It’s 44 years since the first bullets ripped through Hastings Ndlovu and Hector Peterson in the streets of Soweto, and Christopher Truter in Bonteheuwel.

That was when the apartheid police opened fire on a group of small school children who had staged a peaceful demonstration to protest the imposition of the Afrikaans language in black schools. Since then, that ritual was to follow throughout the country as many pupils and students were to suffer in the hands of the apartheid brutal force.

READ: Seth Mazibuko remembers June 16 1976 when he took to the streets 

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