Welcome to Hell: A march through the SA townships
Way of Life Church Press Release
For immediate release – 23 March 2013
Start: Uluntu Centre, Klipfontein Rd in Gugulethu
Finish: Way of Life Church, 1 Joe Modise St in Mandela Park, Khayelitsha
Date: 30 March, 2013
South Africa’s Townships are nothing but glorified refugee camps, rat infested hellholes that must be dismantled. Let it be known across the breath and length of this country that the continuation of separate development is the perpetuation of the notorious group areas act of yesterday. Apartheid remains.
On the 30th of March 2013, a significant weekend in the Christian calendar which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (a story of suffering and hope), it is fitting that south Africans be reminded of the gruesome violence of township life. Through our 17km march from Gugulethu to Mandela Park, we want to bring to the attention of this nation the abnormality we have become too familiar with and desensitized to. We must interrupt the ongoing hypnosis that makes us accept such abhorrent living conditions.
All people who care about justice are invited to join us in the March as we highlight the historic evil intent in the design of South African townships. We call for the delegislation and decriminalising of the current face of South African townships.
It is our view that social ills such as unemployment, poverty, HIV / AIDS, the oppressive education system, etc, that is visited upon our people, are exacerbated by forcing blacks into township dwelling. This March must help strengthen the resolve of those trapped in the township to demand justice. More importantly, together, we must remind the government of it primary function: that of creating favourable conditions for its citizens to with dignity and to insure that everybody has an equal and fare chance to make something of themselves.
This year we will be joined by the wife of the late ANDRIES TATANE, and we will be highlighting, amongst other things, the scourge of police brutality against our people.
For more information please contact:
078 954 0099
Way of Life Church
Tel:021 837 1239
021 367 2122
Click here to see some photographs from this march by Shachaf Polakow.