Ramaphosa remembers Sharpeville Massacre


President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address at the Human Rights Day commemoration at George Thabe Cricket Pitch, Sharpeville.

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa today delivered the keynote address, marking 59 years since the Sharpeville Massacre.

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On this day in 1960, 69 people were killed and hundreds more injured when police opened fire on protesters.

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They had been burning their pass books at the Sharpeville Police Station.

The President says the people who sacrificed their lives will never be forgotten.