Bodies of hanged PAC activists are exhumed for dignified reburial

Bodies of hanged PAC activists are exhumed for dignified reburial

- Bodies of 7 PAC members who were hanged by apartheid regime were exhumed

- They will be given a dignified reburial

- Their families expressed relief at finding closure

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The long wait is finally over for the families of seven Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) members who were hanged by the apartheid regime in the 1960s.

The bodies of the activists were exhumed on 15 August to allow their families to give them a dignified reburial, Daily Sun reports.

PAC president, Narius Moloto, said the apartheid regime hanged close to 200 PAC activists, many of them at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria.

It was an emotional moment for families during the exhumations. Source: Daily Sun/Morapedi Mashashe

It was an emotional moment for families during the exhumations. Source: Daily Sun/Morapedi Mashashe

He added that the PAC would ensure all of them are reconnected with their families and interred in a dignified manner.

The Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha, launched the Gallows Exhumations project in 2016, Briefly.co.za learned.

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Thapelo Mokushane, the project's coordinator, said its aim is to assist families find closure as they lay the remains of their loved ones to rest.

64-year-old Cynthia Mocumi, whose father's body was among those exhumed, said, "We have been waiting so long for this day to come."

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