Post Media Release
30 November 2017
For Immediate Release
Charlotte Maxeke Celebrated at Freedom Park on 30 November 2017
Almost 80 years after the death of the ‘Mother of Black Freedom in South Africa’ as she was fondly known, the Charlotte Mannya Maxeke institute (CMMI) in collaboration with Freedom Park, held a commemoration event to celebrate the life of the indomitable Charllote Mannye Maxeke. The event was attended by Maxeke’s family members, civil organizations, religious organizations and government officials.
Maxeke, a formidable figure in South African politics, is memorialized at Freedom Park’s Gallery of leaders, alongside highly esteemed leaders who fought for freedom and humanity such as Ruth First, Lillian Ngoyi, Julius Nyerere etc. It is therefore not surprising that the CMMI, has chosen Freedom Park as an ideal venue, to celebrate the life of the indomitable Maxeke for three years in a row.
In her welcome address, Freedom Park CEO Jane Mufamadi said “may we always remember the ultimate and crucial sacrifice Charlotte Maxeke made and the indelible footprint she imparted to all South Africans. In everything, she was dignified and honest, loyal to her cause. May we always remember her words, ‘Kill that spirit of self, and do not live above your people but live with them. If you can rise, bring someone with you’
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