Tuesday, 4 June 2019

MOHATMA GANDHI in SOUTH AFRICA

THE STAR Johannesburg - 1935, July 27 
CAPE TIMES - 1933, August 1
Reading 2 articles in the old newspapers, I was intrigued by the life story of the Indian activist Mohandas Karamchand (MOHATMA) GANDHI. Coming to South Africa in 1893, he was the first expatriate lawyer in SA. This Indian activist spent 21 years in South Africa where he developed his political views, ethics and politics, and he became the leader of the Indian Independence Movement against British Colonial Rule. Gandhi raised 1 100 Indian volunteers to form a group of stretcher bearers during the Boer War. He and 37 other Indians received the Queen's SA Medal after his corps carried wounded soldiers for miles to a field hospital during the Battle of Spioenkop. Gandi undertook several fasts unto death to stop religious violence. He was tragically assassinated on 30 Jan. 1948. His birthday, 2 October 1869, is worldwide commemorated as International Day of Nonviolence.
THE STAR Johannesburg - 1935, July 27
CAPE TIMES - 1933, August 1
Gandhi in Cape Town in 1906


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