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Local Khoi and San to burn IDs in protest at PE's Donkin Hill

Jul 18, 2018
Local Khoi and San to burn IDs in protest at PE's Donkin Hill

Various Khoi and San residents are expected to gather at the Donkin Hill on Thursday where they will burn their identity documents in protest to racial classification.

"Our programme will illustrate the same when Nelson Mandela burns his passbook 28 March 1960 in protest against the Sharpeville Massacre and never carries one again," explained Chief Crawford Fraser.

"The dompas prevented the movement of black people under Apartheid South Africa.The Khoi and San will burn their identity documents which reflect racial classification by last numeric digits.

"We want to burn it in protest that we are not coloureds and also burn out all official documents with racial demographics that reflect coloured and ommit the Khoi and San ie Z83 and government job application forms that also ommit the Khoi and San."

The group would gather at 10h00am in front of the City Hall in Port Elizabeth before departing for the Donkin Hill up White Street.

"Starting at 11h00am with burning of all documents as mentioned above," said Fraser.

"The programme will end at 12h00. We will also give our response on the Western Cape session."