The Department of Military Veterans, in partnership with the community of Soweto, business, labour and civil society from across the country will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the death of Barney Molokoane.
The commemorative event is expected to be attended by amongst others, Cabinet ministers, ANC national, provincial and local leaders, Premiers, MEC’s, Mayors and other stakeholders. In line with the Constitution of the Republic, and the Military Veterans’ Act 18 of 2011, the Department of Military Veterans strives to honour those who suffered for justice and freedom.
Richard Barney Lekgotla Molokoane, was born on the 27 August 1957, in Tladi Soweto. He joined the ANC in 1976, he died in 1985, in a battle together with Victor Khayiyana and Vincent Sekete as they were retreating from an Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) operation, were they blew up the Secunda oil refinery and were on their way to Swaziland.
For his inspiring leadership, his exceptional bravery and readiness to risk his life fighting for liberation, the South African government bestowed Barney Molokoane with the Order of Mendi for Bravery in Gold.
Members of the media are invited to the event as follows:
Date: Saturday, 28 November 2015
Venue: Moletsane Sports Complex – Soweto
RSVP: Lebogang Mothapa, 076 865 7188, email@example.com
Spokesperson for the Department
Cell: 082 338 3890
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS