CELEBRATING HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Today we picketed around Johannesburg with Traditional Healers Organization together with NGOs, Human Rights Formations. To deliver a memorandum, of demand to the provincial legislature Speaker. To demand equality, to be treated with dignity, inclusion in all planning and decision-making process of health, the end to Apartheid of medicine. They want to be recognized as practitioners who do decent jobs.

I was there observing the passion and enthusiasm of Healers around Gauteng who walked from Deville’s Street to 45 Risski, Singing traditional songs and showing that they want to be acknowledged and recognized in South Africa. THO slogan is ‘Unity is a strength.’ I’m proud to announce that the memorandum was received and welcomed by the Speaker she assured the congregants that the will do a follow-up and should receive a response promptly. African Healing medicine and the art and craft of healing has long existed in Southern Africa, there is generational knowledge passed.

We need to encourage the government to foster the legacy. Healers need to be protected and they are human. This is symbolic to today’s Human Rights Day where South Africa commemorates the unlawful killings of 69 people and wounding of 180 people who were gathered to peaceful protest against the pass laws of the then government. This day marked an affirmation by ordinary people, rising in unison to proclaim their rights. It has become an iconic date that our country’s history that today we commemorate as Human Rights Day as a reminder of our rights and the cost paid for our treasured human rights. Human rights is not a luxury or privilege it is a right that every single human being should have. Let’s put those affected in our thoughts and prayers. To our loyal customers have a peaceful Holiday HAPPY HUMAN RIGHTS DAY.

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