OVERVIEW OF THE PARK
Robert McBride, Barend Hendrik Strydom, Mahetheleli Mncube and Mzondeleli Nondula were among 150 political prisoners released by the government. McBride's and Strydom's release was an attempt to reach a negotiated political settlement between the government and the African National Congress (ANC). McBride was sentenced to death for his part in the bombing of Magoo's Bar in 1984 which killed three and wounded 69, while Strydom was sentenced for having shot dead eight Black people and wounded sixteen at the Strijdom Square in Pretoria in 1988.
As we conclude Heritage Month, we have jam-packed itinerary for the coming week.
- DEFSA Conference
Tshwane University of Technology, Freedom Park, Arts and Culture and the City of Tshwane
27 -29 September 2017
- Provincial Lilizela Awards
Gauteng Department of Economic Development
29 September 2017
This year, Freedom Park, celebrates Heritage Day by offering visitors free entrance to this heritage institution on Sunday, 24 September 2017.
On this Heritage Day, we invite you to walk between the walls and look at the rows of names. Each name represents a legacy, a history, a life story. Our South African heritage is a proud, poignant and often painful one. But it is also one that speaks of triumph, perseverance and what we can accomplish as South Africans and Africans.