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Meet Mashinini, the brave teen who led the youth of 76 against the oppressive apartheid regime

Meet Mashinini, the brave teen who led the youth of 76 against the oppressive apartheid regime


Every June 16 is celebrated all over South Africa as a date that cannot be easily be forgotten. It was a day we mark the freedom we are enjoying today. 


One name that masterminded the 1976 Soweto Uprising was Tsietsi Mashinini who fought the regime as a teenaged revolutionary forming resistance against the oppressive education system. 


Mashinini was Born 1957 and died Summer 1990 while in exile.

According to report he died under mysterious circumstances. Some people believe that he was murdered. 

He was only 19-year-old and a student when he lead the fight. 


He was a deep thinker, a young man who singlehandedly shaped the future of a nation.

At just 19, he led thousands of students in a march that changed the course of history in South Africa. 


Tsietsi will always be remembered as a fearless fighter and student leader whose name will forever be etched in our memory as one of the outstanding leaders of the South African revolution ✊🏾✊🏾. 

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Mashinini South South Africa. Soweto Tsietsi

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