oliver mtukudzi

Mourned by millions across the globe, Freedom Park pays tribute to this giant of a man. Mtukudzi was a Zimbabwean musician, businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region. He was considered to have been Zimbabwe's most renowned and internationally recognised cultural icon of all time. Ironically he died on the same date as the legendary Hugh Masikela who passed away last year. They were close friends and fellow musicians.

Mendi Msimang passes

Freedom Park mourns the loss of ANC veteran former SA High Commissioner to London Mr Mendi Msimang . He was a member of the ANC for many years and was also a member of the ANC Youth League. He served as the ANC's  London representative during Apartheid and once acted as a secretary to Walter Sisulu.

Our deepest condolences to his family, friends and comrades.

 

16 Days

The 2018 16 Days of Activism campaign was launched yesterday under theme:#HearMeToo: End Violence against Women and Children.

South Africa boasts hosts of legislation and policies that affirm the rights of all including women and children. These rights do not necessarily translate into reality in the lives of people who still face systemic and endemic forms of violence. More than half of women murdered in South Africa are killed by their intimate partners; and women and gender non-conforming people remain over-represented amongst the hungry, homeless and the poor.