IN PICS | Mmusi Maimane, Rasta and others show their respects on Youth Day

16 June 2020 - 17:15 By TimesLIVE
One South Africa leader Mmusi Maimane commemorating June 16 in Soweto at the Hector Pieterson memorial site.
One South Africa leader Mmusi Maimane commemorating June 16 in Soweto at the Hector Pieterson memorial site.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times

Despite the coronavirus lockdown, South Africans paid their respects at the Hector Pieterson memorial site in Soweto to commemorate Youth Day on June 16.

Mmusi Maimane was among the crowd who visited the site to reflect on the legacy of the young activists who fought for educational and racial equality during the height of apartheid in 1976.

The Hector Pieterson memorial site honouring the young activist who was murdered by apartheid police on June 16 1976.
The Hector Pieterson memorial site honouring the young activist who was murdered by apartheid police on June 16 1976.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times
Rasta holds a painting depicting the famous picture taken by the late Sam Nzima in 1976 at the Hector Pieterson memorial site in Soweto.
Rasta holds a painting depicting the famous picture taken by the late Sam Nzima in 1976 at the Hector Pieterson memorial site in Soweto.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times
John Mhlongo seen praying at the Hector Pieterson memorial site in Soweto.
John Mhlongo seen praying at the Hector Pieterson memorial site in Soweto.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times.
Asivikelane supporters come out in numbers to commemorate Youth Day in Soweto at the Hector Pieterson memorial site.
Asivikelane supporters come out in numbers to commemorate Youth Day in Soweto at the Hector Pieterson memorial site.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times
Asivikelane supporters sing revolutionary songs and hold messages raising awareness for issues including gender-based violence and police brutality.
Asivikelane supporters sing revolutionary songs and hold messages raising awareness for issues including gender-based violence and police brutality.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/The Sunday Times

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