Freedom Day celebrated in Gaborone, Botswana
Pictured (l-r) Dr Gloria Somolekae, Botswana Assistant Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Affairs and Ms Sibongile Rubushe, South African Charge D’Affaires
The South African High Commission in Botswana formally held the Freedom Day on Thursday 02 May 2013 under the national theme “Mobilising society towards consolidating our democracy and freedom” in Gaborone, Botswana.
The Charge D’Affaires, Ms Sibongile Rubushe also spread the message about the importance of this day to all South Africans. She emphasized how this day truly represents peace, unity, and the restoration of human dignity of all South Africans. And, how it is a reminder of the countless sacrifices made by South African countrymen and women.
She dwelt on how South Africans have been steadily moving forward in a direction that reasserts its humanity. In this march towards humanity, a new culture of human rights and a respect for the dignity of the human spirit have become characteristics of South Africa.
The occasion was well attended by the diplomatic community, captains of the industry, senior Botswana government officials and South Africans based in Botswana. Above all, the event was graced by the presence of the Assistant Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Affairs, Dr Gloria Somolekae.
SA Embassy Gaborone, Botswana