Friday, November 30, 2007

ANC calls for allowance of Abolition of Slave Trade march

By Henry Booysen
30 November 2007


The ANC has seriously called on the City Council to reverse what they believe seems to be a bureaucratic decision to not have a march commemorating the abolition of slavery on the 1st of December 2007.

They believe that it is important to commemorate and signify the ending of slavery in Africa in which many people in Africa were affected.

“It is particularly relevant I today’s context where modern forms of slavery such as human trafficking, sex slavery and others are emerging,” says ANC provincial spokesperson Garth Strachan.

According to a city council official it is usually a joint venture between police, traffic and other affiliated organisations but he could not elaborate further.

The African National Congress hopes that the march will be taken into a significant cultural and heritage way and will be celebrated by many South Africans in future.

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