June 16, 2017 Capitall
Khomotso Children’s Centre (KCC) hosted the youth day celebration in Soshanguve, Pretoria. Residents came in large numbers to celebrate the commemoration of the 1976’s fallen heroes. The event was organised and hosted by the founder of KCC, Khomotso and her co-workers.
The children of KCC started off by having a fun walk around Soshanguve, where they got to invite some of the youth and elders to join them. This memorable event took place at Block LL. It started at 10h00, different art items relating to the June 16 uprising were showcased ranging from poetry, singing, drama and speeches were delivered in remembrance of the fallen heroes. KCC children showcased real talent. A Public Speaker named Diabo Letswalo addressed the crowd and where stated that Youth day is not about wearing school uniform, taking pictures, posting the pictures you took on social media, and getting drunk while wearing the school uniform in the evening.
Letswalo said that, Youth day should be dedicated to the likes of Tsietsi Mashinini, Hector Peterson and other heroes who fought and gave their lives in order for us to have the freedom that we have today.
“Youth should dedicate this day to education, the education that was one of the reasons why our heroes were shot 41 years ago. One should go to the library, read a new book, do something that build or boost your intellect and Soshanguve, vocabulary”, said Letswalo.
Another Public Speaker, Kabelo Rakgantsho gave a speech where he addressed that community members help drug dealers to ruin the freedom that the youth of 1976 fought for. Rakgantsho said that, communities do not work with the South African Police Services in ending drugs abuse.
“Community members embrace and praise drug dealers, while they resent and look down on drug addicts whose futures are destroyed by the very same drug dealers they praise. Our community members should work together with the SAPS in alleviating this issue” said Rakgantsho.
By Moshasho Seanego