CNS Reporter
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1 May 2018
11:56 am

Durban marches for peace, unity and social cohesion

CNS Reporter

The 14th annual Salt March, held in Durban, saw people from all walks of life, some dressed in attire depicting Mahatma Gandhi, participate in the popular event.

MEC for Economic Development, Sihle Zikalala, deputy mayor of eThekwini, Cllr Fawzia Peer and eThekwini mayor, Cllr Zandile Gumede, lead the hundreds of people who joined in on the Salt March on Sunday.

Showing their support for non-violence and ubuntu were peaceful marchers who took to the Durban promenade as part of the Salt March, Rising Sun Overport reports.

The 14th annual Salt March, which was held on Sunday, saw people from all walks of life, some of them dressed in attire depicting Mahatma Gandhi, participate in the popular event.

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The march was started in 2005 on the 50th anniversary of the Congress of the People, the adoption of the Freedom Charter and the 75th anniversary of the famous Salt March in India, organised by Mahatma Gandhi.

“We honour the memories of Mahatma Gandhi and Chief Albert Luthuli on this day,” said Gandhi’s granddaughter, Ela Gandhi.

This year, the march also celebrated the centenary of Cde Nelson Mandela and Cde Albertinah Sisulu, both of whom promoted the message of non-violence, nation building and ubuntu. It also celebrates the life of Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

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