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History to be rewritten about two local heroes

LN Mjobo

The ANC commends the Harry Gwala district municipality on their commitment to rewrite history about two local heroes Dr Margaret Mncadi and Alan Paton, who made major contributions in the struggle against apartheid. We understand that two major prizes in the annual Harry Gwala district marathon will be named after them. Margaret Mncadi from Umzimkhulu led a group of defiant women to flatten cattle dip tanks around the area to prevent further livestock deaths caused by poisoned water which was the attempt by the apartheid government to force black men to sell their labour to white men's farms.

Paton is author of the internationally acclaimed novel, "Cry The Beloved Country" set in the lush valleys of Ixopo. The top prizes for the female and male categories will be named after the two. This announcement was made during the media launch of the fourth edition of the Harry Gwala Marathon, in Umzimkhulu on Wednesday 21 February 2018. Mncadi and Paton played crucial roles in the fight against the system with Paton telling international communities about the story of a poor youth suffering at the hands of apartheid masters. This year's marathon will take place on March 4th, 2018.

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