Mopani District Municipality will host the district youth commemoration
By Success Lerobane
Mopani district municipality will today host the June 16 commemorations at Matswi Village in Greater Letaba Municipality, Matswi community Hall.
The executive mayor Cllr Pule Shayi will deliver a keynotes address whille the event forms part of the month long celebration planned to commemorate and honour the youth of 1976 men and women who were on the frontline of the school boycotts of June the 16th against the Bantu education system.
This follow earlier this month President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed mass of youth in Limpopo at Peter Mokaba cricket club, Polokwane during youth month.
“We salute Hector Peterson, Mbuyisa Makhubu, Tsietsi Mashinini and all the youth of 1976, whose sacrifices ensured we could be free today.
“It is their direct contribution and of successive generations that allow us to sit here today as free men and women,” said Ramaphosa.
Mopani District Municipality Spokesperson, Witness Tiva says the executive mayor will use the opportunity to highlight the strides that are being made by government to improve the lives of young people and also a plan to deal with some of the challenges facing the youth of today.