SEDIBENG district municipality executive mayor Mahole Mofokeng has called for the Boipatong massacre to be recognised like other national days.
During the 20th commemoration of the massacre yesterday, Mofokeng said the day, when 46 people were killed by IFP members in the Vaal Triangle, played a significant role in the struggle for liberation even though it was not as widely recognised as the Soweto June 16 uprisings.
"It is not about which day is more recognised, but how we use it. If . this day went by without anyone remembering what happened [in 1992], then I would be concerned.
"The day might not be a public holiday, but it is still significant."
Yesterday, Matsile Mirriam Molete, 58, recalled how her fiancé was shot and her 3-year-old daughter Mitta hacked on the head. Mitta is now in a wheelchair.