DA Leader Maimane to commemorate the sinking of the SS Mendi

Today, 21 February 2017, Democratic Alliance Leader, Mmusi Maimane, will commemorate the sinking of the SS Mendi, a tragedy which took place a century ago, on 21 February 1917.

This tragic sinking saw 616 South Africans perish, including 607 black men serving in the South African Native Labour Contingent.

The Leader will be joined by DA Gauteng Provincial Leader, John Moodey, DA National Spokesperson, Refiloe Nt’sekhe and Johannesburg MMC for Community Development, Nonhlanhla Sifumba.

The media is invited to cover the commemoration as follows:

Date: 21 February 2017

Time: 10:00 – 10:30

Location: Beyers Naude Square, Johannesburg CBD (Opposite the Gauteng Legislature)




Media enquiries:

Mabine Seabe

Spokesperson to the DA Leader

084 677 7851


Graham Charters

Event Liaison Officer

072 635 0440

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