A gallant freedom fighter and an advocate for female emancipation, is how those who shared fond memories of Margaret Gazo described her during memorial session held in her honour in KwaThema on Saturday, 24 August.
Members of the community of KwaThema braved the chilly Saturday morning to meet at the KwaThema Old Cemetery for the wreath-laying ceremony led by the members of the Gazo family and the City’s Head of Women and Children Directorate in the Mayor’s Office Ms Lindiwe Khonjelwayo.
The proceedings further continued at the KwaThema TVET College to celebrate the life and times of Margaret Gazo. Lindiwe Khonjelwayo encouraged women to empower themselves through education, to familiarize themselves with the current political landscape and to continue searching for economic opportunities that exists for women.
The Margaret Gazo memorial session saw a large number of young people showing an interest in knowing who Gazo was and the contribution she made for them to realize the freedom they enjoy today.
Zinhle Mathibela, an engineering student at the KwaThema TVET College who attended the session said, “I don’t know who Margaret Gazo is but I am fascinated by her history. Listening to the stories told of her life and times makes me want to research more about her and probably follow in her footsteps”.