Friday, July 04, 2014

Deputy to represent SA at Delville Wood commemoration

Oscar Thomas
4 July 2014

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will be representing the country in the commemoration service of the 98th anniversary of the battle of Delville Wood which occurred during World War 1. 

Spokesperson to the Deputy President Ronnie Mamoepa said this year’s commemoration service is of particular significance.

Mamoepa said as one of the first South Africans and a member of the African Native Labour Corps to perish during World War 1 in France will be re-interment.

"It is our conviction that the commemoration service will go along way to the restoration of the dignity particularly of those black South Africans who participated in the war
Mamoepa added.








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