The Mangaung Metropolitan Strategic Dialogue Group, a loose body of the Congress Movement Activists in Mangaung, will be hosting two memorial lectures in an effort to reclaim local heritage towards a National Democratic Society.
A press statement released yesterday reads that “this afternoon at the Christ in Africa Church, Section T in Botshabelo, a memorial lecture will be delivered in honour of the fallen and living heroes and heroines of the Botshabelo Anti-Incorporation Struggles into the detested Apartheid Colonial Bantustan of Qwaqwa.
The communique reads that on this day in 1990, the then Supreme Court, now Supreme Court of Appeal, finally rejected an appeal by the puppet regime of Qwaqwa to incorporate Botshabelo into Qwaqwa.
On Sunday, another memorial lecture will be delivered at 15:00hrs at Refentse Primary School, Zone 4, in Thaba Nchu in honour of community struggles against grand Apartheid in the form of the Bophutatswana Bantustan.
Both lectures will be delivered by Archbishop Thamsanqa Mfazwe, the Mangaung Acting Regional Chairperson of the South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) and Mahlomola Ismail Ralebese. Both were central in these struggles.