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The Trojan Horse Massacre

Trojan Horse MassacreIt happened during the times when, those ugly yellow caspirs and buffels were on patrol, burning tyres blocked the roads and people were running from security police to escape water cannons, tear gas and other punishment that would come their way... these were all common. October 15 1985 is a day that will never be forgotten. It was the day that three young people met their fate. Read more...

Photograph of the Coline Williams / Robert Waterwitch Memorial opposite the Athlone Magistrates Court and Kismet Cinema
The Coline Williams / Robert Waterwitch Memorial


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Did you know?

Dr Abdullah Abdurahman became the first elected coloured counciller in Cape Town in 1904. Except for 2 years (1913 - 1915), he remained a member until his death in 1940. He was also the first president of the African Native and Coloured People's Organization, later called the African People's Organisation. There is a road named after Dr Abdurahman which runs through Bridgetown.

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