OVERVIEW OF THE PARK
The TRC Unit and the Missing Persons Task Team (MPTT) are making preparations for the exhumation of the remains of Paarl Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) political activists who were hanged at the gallows in Pretoria during the TRC mandate period. The exhumation is scheduled to take place on 30 and 31 August 2017 at Mamelodi cemetery in the City of Tshwane, in line with the TRC recommendations and Gallows Exhumation Project.
Freedom Park will host the affected families on the 30th August in viewing the Wall of Names where the names of their loved ones are inscribed.
“Since Denis Goldberg, ANC veteran, saw this exhibition six years ago in Germany he has wanted to present it in South Africa and throughout Africa. People in Africa and elsewhere who fought for the liberation of the world from Nazi terror and fascism deserve to be acknowledged and to be respected. It is a spiritual and psychological restitution that the world has to make. The exhibition is a timely contribution to the current discussions at South African Universities on the "decolonisation of education." The exhibition has been widely displayed in various cities in Germany. It has been translated into English so that it may be shown in numerous venues in South Africa and in Africa and perhaps other countries of the Third World.”
Courtesy Denis Goldberg Foundation