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Limpopo celebrate 25 years of democracy

Limpopo Pre­mier hon­ourable Stan­ley Chupu Math­a­batha is invit­ing the cit­i­zens of the province to join him and the rest of the coun­try in cel­e­brat­ing 25 years of democ­ra­cy.

Under the theme “Cel­e­brat­ing 25 years of Free­dom” the com­mem­o­ra­tion will mark the 6th gen­er­al elec­tions.

Math­a­batha said the province will hold the mem­o­rable cel­e­bra­tion at Mah­wel­ereng Sta­di­um in Mokopane, Water­berg Dis­trict on Sat­ur­day, April 27 at 9am.

It will reflect on how South Africa achieved democ­ra­cy and free­dom.

He said the cel­e­bra­tions also present an oppor­tu­ni­ty to show and re-exam­ine chal­lenges and merge gains made in trans­form­ing the South African soci­ety.

“It is an oppor­tu­ni­ty not only to cel­e­brate 22 years of the Con­sti­tu­tion, free­dom and democ­ra­cy, but also to reflect on how South Africa achieved  democ­ra­cy and free­dom,” said Math­a­batha.

He said the day will give the nation an oppor­tu­ni­ty to ret­ro­spect on progress made in the past 25 years.

It will pro­vide ideas how South Africans should work togeth­er to achieve eco­nom­ic free­dom.

“The 2019 Nation­al Free­dom Day marks 25 years of free­dom from apartheid colo­nial oppres­sion and sec­ond decade of con­sti­tu­tion­al democ­ra­cy.

It is a mile­stone depar­ture from colo­nial and apartheid oppres­sion, span­ning over 400 years,” added Math­a­batha.

On inter­na­tion­al stage the 2019 South African com­mem­o­ra­tive cal­en­dar coin­cides with the Unit­ed Nations Gen­er­al Assembly’s Procla­ma­tion that the 2019 is the Inter­na­tion­al Year on Indige­nous Lan­guages.

“April is the Free­dom Month to com­mem­o­rate the his­toric occa­sion in 1994 when all its cit­i­zens became free from the dis­crim­i­na­tion and oppres­sion.

Mov­ing away from hatred, divi­sions and a painful his­to­ry to build a com­mon future togeth­er.

It fur­ther, recog­nis­es and cel­e­brates the strides  the coun­try and the Limpopo Province has made since 1994,” said Math­a­batha.

He acknowl­edges that although the gov­ern­ment made sig­nif­i­cant progress chal­lenges remain.

“Greater part of com­mu­ni­ties have access to a wide range of basic ser­vices and cre­at­ed oppor­tu­ni­ties for the vast major­i­ty to take part in the econ­o­my,” added Math­a­batha.

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