Sharpeville to get six heritage sites
By Lelethu Mquqo
21 March 2011
At one of the main Human Rights Day celebrations today, six sites in Sharpeville are to be declared heritage sites.
Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane will declare the old Sharpeville Police Station, Phelinda and Vuka cemeteries, the local Roman Catholic Church, Sharpeville Memorial and Exhibition Centre and the Kwa Dlomo Dam as heritage sites.
Meanwhile, Democratic Alliance leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says she had to turn down President Jacob Zuma's invitation to join him for Human Rights Day celebrations in Cape Town today because she had already committed to speaking in Mpumalanga.
Zille however has offered to send social development MEC Patricia de Lille to the celebrations in Athlone.