ICON’S FAM­ILY IN GRAVE ROW

FENCE AROUND PLAATJE’S GRAVE RE­MOVED

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NO FENCE: Fam­ily mem­bers of lit­er­ary and strug­gle icon Solomon T Plaatje are at log­ger­heads over how his legacy should be pre­served and hon­oured. Some of them took down a fence which had been erected around Plaatje’s grave at the West End Ceme­tery in Kim­ber­ley, how­ever other fam­ily mem­bers in­di­cated that they are dis­tanc­ing them­selves from what they called a mi­nor­ity fam­ily group that is against gov­ern­ment ini­tia­tives to pre­serve his legacy. Pic­ture: Sup­plied

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