02 May 2009

Park renamed to commemorate David Webster's assassination

On May 1st 1989, academic and activist David Webster was gunned down outside of his home in Troyeville on the east side of Johannesburg by apartheid agent Fredi.

Some twenty years later, David's contribution to the struggle has been officially recognized by the renaming of Bloemhof Park in Troyeville to become the David Webster Park on 1 May 2009. A mosaic plaque by artist Jacob Ramaboya has been placed on a wall in the park: "David Webster 1945-1989 Assassinated in Troyeville for his fight against apartheid - lived for justice, peace and friendship"

In conjunction with this relaunch, a special exhibition was launched at Spaza Art Gallery, the community arts project adjoining the park, showing posters from the SAHA Original Poster Collection (AL2446) from that tumultuous period in honour of David's contribution to the anti-apartheid struggle.

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