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Solomon Mahlangu Fundraising Gala Dinner - 5 April 2018

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The Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu Family Trust together with Freedom Park and the NYDA hosted a Gala Fundraising Dinner at Freedom Park. In attendance was the President and the Deputy President together with the top 6. This event preceded a jam-packed itinerary commemorating this phenomenal young icon.

Who can forget these poignant words?

“My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom. Tell my people that I love them. They must continue the fight”.

As we remember struggle hero Solomon Mahlangu, who was executed on April 6, 1979, after he was found guilty of two counts of murder and three charges under the then-Terrorism Act, let us not forget the selflessness of our heroes and heroines. These are our role models who deserve a place in history that is worth emulating by present and future generations. Unfortunately, their indelible sacrifices have not been given the utmost attention they deserve.

“The ANC hailed him as hero of the revolutionary struggle in South Africa, and subsequently named a training facility in Tanzania after him, in honour of his courage and dedication: The Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO). He was awarded “The Order of Mendi for Bravery in Gold for bravery and sacrificing his life for freedom and democracy in South Africa” posthumously in 2005.”

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