Fight for Freedom Tour

Fight for Freedom Tour

After an introductory talk, drive to the outskirts of Pretoria to visit the Voortrekker Monument. Described as the “Bastion of Afrikanerdom” the reasons behind the building of the Monument are outlined. Inside the Monument visit the Hall of Heroes, and take a lift to the top of the Monument for the view over Pretoria. Thereafter visit Church Street Cemetery, where “Heroes acre” is located and the graves of prominent Politicians, Afrikaner Poets and Presidents are located. Stories are narrated of the various Personalities. Continue to Paul Kruger’s home in Church Street, Melrose House (where the “Peace of Vereeniging” was signed in 1902), and Churchill’s Prison, the building where Winston Churchill was imprisoned in November 1899. Then travel to Irene, outside Pretoria, to visit the small Museum on former Prime Minister Jannie Smuts’ farm. Thereafter visit Freedom Park (time permitting). End of the day by visiting Vlakplaas, home of the Death Squads. The history of the “Total onslaught” is discussed, the Rhodesian Bush war, the role of SA in Angola, plus the events leading up to the establishment of Vlakplaas as the secret operation of the SA Police in 1979.

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