Freedom Park mourns the death of struggle icon - Ahmed Kathrada

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On the eve of Freedom Month a great struggle hero has fallen. As we mourn the death of Ahmed Kathrada we do so as in the spontaneous outpouring of grief in South Africa and elsewhere and is testimony to the reverence and admiration he inspired.

As one of the founding fathers of democratic South Africa, he provided a healing touch to a people bruised by decades of subjugation and violence. In doing so, he embraced the path of truth and reconciliation. He nurtured the next generation of leaders who were actively engaged in the struggle to ensure a smooth succession and continuity. His towering presence and stature was a source of reassurance to a world facing a crisis of leadership. His departure has left a deep void. History will recall with gratitude his enormous contribution to humanity. His legacy and the principles to which he dedicated his life will continue to inspire generations to follow. We take time to reflect on the ideals and values that he and his generation stood for.


Freedom Park mourns the loss of legendary actor Mr Joe Mafela

Deeply saddened at the passing away of Mr. Joe Mafela His demise has left a huge void in the entertainment industry. A legendary actor, songwriter, playwright and businessman and  having received numerous awards including, but not limited to, the best actor in comedy at the South African Film and Television Awards. Freedom Park pays tribute to this giant of a man who could connect with all citizens of this country.

May the Almighty grant his family, his friends as well as his colleagues in the entertainment industry the strength to bear this irreparable loss with courage and fortitude. He will always be a source of inspiration to all South Africans. 


March 21 is a day that most South Africans rather want to forget, but for many it serves as a reminder of the country's dark past, one which they hope never to slide back to. Despite the emotion and sadness that engulfs Human Rights Day, activists say it should never be forgotten.

As we celebrate this month, we should do so with respect and appreciation of our fellow countrymen and woman who fell in the process of confronting the past injustices of apartheid. In this regard, we appreciate the role played by various generations of fighters who sacrificed their lives in the interest of a better South Africa. As we join the citizens of South Africa and the world as it celebrates Human Rights month we do in honour of all the heroes and heroines of the struggle. May you never be forgotten!

Martin Luther King, Jr., said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." 

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