Gathering at Union Buildings likened in size to crowds at funerals of Hani and Biko
The march of opposition parties to the Union Building has been compared in stature to the funerals of Black Consciousness leader Bantu “Steve’ Biko and former SACP general secretary Chris Hani.
Azanian Peoples’ Organisation (Azapo) President Itumeleng Mosala‚ addressing the large crowd of marchers‚ said he last saw a gathering as large as the one organised by opposition parties at the funerals of Biko and Hani.
“The last time I saw a gathering of this nature was at the funeral of [Steve] Bantu Biko in September 1977. The last time I saw a gathering of this nature was at the funeral of Chris Hani in 1993‚” said Professor Mosala.
The comparison follows the commemoration of Hani’s assasination 24 years ago on Monday and five months until the 40th anniversary of Biko’s death.
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