SEE: Local Celebrities Commemorate #YouthDay2020

ZAlebs where their school uniform this Youth Day

By  | Sep 24, 2020, 10:04 AM  | Shauwn Mkhize  | Top of The

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Today 16 June 2020 marks 44 years since the Soweto Uprising.

This was a historical event in South Africa comprising a series of protests and demonstrations led by black school kids from various school around Soweto.

This was a response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools.

It is estimated that about 20,000 students took part in the protests. Unfortunately, they were met with fierce police brutality.

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It is reported that close to 200 pupils were killed by the police. However, estimates of up to 700 were made.

In remembrance of these events and respect for the Youth of 1996, June 16 is now a public holiday in South Africa.

Although under unusual circumstances, South Africans have managed to make this Youth Day a special one.

Check out what are local celebrities said and wore to mark this special day.
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