VUT Library Commemorates June 16, 1976
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VUT Library Commemorates June 16, 1976

Students and staff mourning the lives lost during the Soweto Uprising

Nontobeko Zondi

Today our VUT Goldfields Library commemorates June 16, 1976 by wearing all black to mourn the lives that were lost on that day.

The commemoration which took place at the Library Training Room this morning, Friday 15 June was themed “Moment of Silence”. A candle lighting ceremony and poetry recitals by the talented VUT students Oratilwe and Shadrec formed part of the programme, while the moment of silence was overseen by the Student Christian Organisation (SCO).

The Acting Executive Director: Library; Ms Biziwe Tembe welcomed all the guests that were present and encouraged them to visit the library.

On June 16, 1976 a series of protests and demonstrations took place in Soweto, known as the Soweto Uprising. Today, it is commemorated widely across the country as people remember this day, in honour of the youth that fought for their liberation and that of future generations.

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