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Hector Pieterson

Memorial

We offer Day Trips to Hector Pieterson Memorial. This day trip can also form part of a custom Safari or Tour package.   

Information about the Hector Pieterson Memorial

The memorial was erected to commemorate the death of 13 year old Hector Petersen who was killed in the student protests of June 1976.


Although the media often named Hector as the first child to die on that fateful day, another boy, Hastings Ndlovu, was actually the first child to be shot. But in the case of Hastings, there were no photographers on the scene, and his name was not immediately known. This sad, yet very much part of the history of South Africa can be experienced by visiting the memorial as well as other historic places of interest in Orlando West in Soweto.

Although the media often named Hector as the first child to die that fateful day, another boy, Hastings Ndlovu was actually the first child to be shot.  In the case of Hastings, there were no photographers on the scene, and his name was not immediately known.

On 16 June 1976, school children protested the implementation of Afrikaans and English as dual medium of instruction in secondary schools. This was implemented throughout South Africa. Students gathered to peacefully demonstrate, but the crowd soon became aggressive when the police arrived.  A crowd of approximately 10,000 started rioting, killing two West Rand Administrative Board members, and burning a number of dogs, vehicles and buildings associated with the police and the Transvaal Education Department. When the police arrived the crowd became violent, throwing rocks at the police. The police in turn fired teargas into the crowd in order to disperse them, before the crowd could be dispersed, the police opened fire on the demonstrators. There are conflicting accounts of who gave the first command to shoot, but soon children were turning and running in all directions, leaving some children lying wounded on the road.  

When Hector was shot, he fell on the corner of Moema and Vilakazi Streets, he was picked up by an 18-year-old schoolboy, who together with Hector's sister, Antoinette (then 17 years old), ran for help,  however he sadly passed away at the a nearby clinic  shortly after their arrival.

Since June 1976, Hector's surname has been spelled Peterson and Pietersen by the press but the family insists that the correct spelling is Pieterson. The Pieterson family was originally the Pitso family but decided to adopt the Pieterson name to try to pass as Coloured people, a different ethnic group under the Apartheid system of racial classification, because Coloured people enjoyed somewhat better privileges under apartheid than blacks did.

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