Gugulethu
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Gugulethu Seven Monument

NY1 Rd

S 33 58.044 E 018 34.074

Gugulethu Seven Monument remembers the brutal murder of seven young black activists by South African security forces in 1986. The young men were on their way to what they believed to be a job interview in a minivan driven by an undercover security officer, when they stopped at a roadblock and the police opened fire. Security forces covered up the crime, claiming it was an act of terrorism, but the real story was exposed during the Truth and Reconciliation process and a memorial now stands at the sight where they were killed.

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