Motion without notice by the ANC Chief Whip on the Opening of the Hector Peterson Square in Netherlands

19 September 2006

I move without notice, that the House;

That on the 9th September 2006, the Culemborg Municipality in Netherlands officially opened the Hector Peterson Square;

Further noting;
That the opening ceremony was attended amongst others by Councillor Willem-Jan Stegeman, Mr. Gert Van Maanen and a number of children from the suburb of Molenzicht;

That this gesture is to honour not only Hector Peterson, but also children like Hasting Ndlovu from Soweto, Mzimkulu Crosby Ndingane from Gugulethu and Nazeem Khan from Manenburg who were also killed during the 1976 student uprising;

Further recalls;
That the Hector Peterson Square is situated on the Nelson Mandela Lane;

Its sincere appreciation of the honour bestowed by the Culemborg Municipality to the people of South Africa, to name the park after Hector Peterson.