Nelson Mandela Foundation

Murder in Paris flyer

Assassinated anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September will be commemorated in March 2021 when the Nelson Mandela Foundation joins with Freedom Park and EMS Productions to present the first Dulcie September Annual Lecture.

September was assassinated on 29 March 1988 outside the African National Congress headquarters in Paris, France. Her murder has never been solved. Details on the event will be revealed later.

Freedom Park is situated in Pretoria, where there is a museum and a memorial to those killed during apartheid as well as in the South African Wars, World War I and World War II.

With 21 March – the date of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in which 69 pass-law protestors were killed by apartheid-era police – marked as Human Rights Day in South Africa, March has come to be Human Rights Month. 

Freedom Park celebrates 20 years of existence this year, and has called on South Africans to embrace, respect, promote and develop the human rights enshrined in our Constitution in order to build a true non-racial, non-sexist and democratic society.

The Dulcie September Annual Lecture is aimed at commemorating September’s achievements as a leader, freedom fighter and activist. 

Dulcie September forged an undeniable link between the peoples of South Africa and France, says Freedom Park. In 2009 she was was posthumously awarded the National Order of Mendi for dedicating her life in the fight against apartheid. 

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