We drive past the Mandela Family House. We also visit Vilikazi Street, which is the only street in the world which houses 3 celebrities and 2 Nobel Prize winners (Bishop Desmond Tutu & Nelson Mandela).
The now-famous image of a young man, holding a dying schoolboy in his arms, as his hysterical sister runs besides screaming, when South Africa’s black youth challenged the white apartheid government. The events of June 16, 1976 marked a turning point in South Africa’s political history and are now marked with a public holiday, Youth Day. (45 Minute Stop)
Regina Mundi’s renowned Black Madonna What started out as “church services” often ended up as political rallies.
Funerals, Father Vusi Mazibuko, who has been pastor at the church for the past four years, points out, were often political affairs. They started off at Regina Mundi and ended up at Avalon Cemetery. We stop here for a guided tour through the church. (25 Minute Stop)
We take a 25 min guided tour through one of the suburbs in Soweto. We visit a Shebeen, a family house, a small shop and interact with the locals