on the West Rand once experienced one of the bloodiest and brutal moments of violence that engulfed South Africa.
The families and survivors of this terrible incident have been forgotten. They’re living in squalor and are desperately poor because, in many cases, the breadwinner of the family is dead.
Their horrific ordeal on the morning on May 12 1991, when 27 people where killed, has been pushed aside by our government since the advent of democracy.
We’re a forgotten community that no one talks about. Young people from our area and South Africa at large are clueless about what happened.
Boipatong, Sharpeville and Marikana are commemorated – but not Swaneville. We voted for the same government and we should be treated the same.