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April 30, 2009

Happy May Day

Filed under: testimonies — newritings @ 11:25 am

David Webster shortly before his death

COSATU has many rallies planned nationally with its top leaders speaking. Be there. visit www.cosatu.org.za for details.
IN addition, academic and anti-apartheid activist David Webster is to be remembered by the City in the renaming of a park, to take place on the 20th anniversary of his death. According to the city’s website:

On 1 May 1989, Webster was gunned down outside his home in Troyeville by one of apartheid’s killing agents, Ferdi Barnard. A decade later, in 1999, Barnard was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder.

On Friday, 1 May this week, Bloemenhof Park in Troyeville, several blocks from where Webster lived and died, will be renamed David Webster Park. A mosaic plaque by artist Jacob Ramaboya from the suburb’s Spaza Art Gallery, will be placed on a wall in the park.

The plaque reads: “David Webster 1945-1989 Assassinated in Troyeville for his fight against apartheid – lived for justice, peace and friendship”. A head and shoulders mosaic portrait of Webster will also be unveiled.

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