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Mayor leads Human Rights Day commemoration at Donkin Park

Mar 22, 2017
Mayor leads Human Rights Day commemoration at Donkin Park

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor,  Athol Trollip, and residents of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality commemorated Human Rights Day 2017 at Donkin Reserve on Tuesday.

The activities included Flag hoisting by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), singing of the National Anthem by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Choir , preceded by a walk through Route 67 to Vuyisile Mini Square.

Executive Mayor Trollip emphasised the importance of Human Rights Day and the democracy of our country.

"We lack one think as metro, unity of purpose, unity of commitment and growing our economy for the benefitof all our people. There is still one thing missing that intangible magic that brings us together as people, we are still segregated," he said.

"As soon as we come under pressure we run away to our corners. Today, I'd like us to mark this important day which represents sacrifices made by each individual to give birth to a new South Africa."

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