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Fallen Heroes Memorial
Cookhouse, Eastern Cape

Date:2007
Type:Memorial
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
32°44'53.69" S 25°48'08.34" E Alt: 586m

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The Fallen Heroes Memorial was unveiled on 16 November 2007. The memorial commemorates the names of those residents of Cookhouse, Pearston and Somerset East who lost their lives in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa.

Transcript of Memorial stone wording - in Xhosa, English and Afrikaans:

SIYINIKELA INGQWALASELO
INDIMA EDLALWE NGABANTU
BETHU KWIDABI LOKULWA
UCALUCALULO.
MASIWAKHUMBULE
SIWAKHAHLELE AMAGAMA
AMAQHAWE NAMAQHAWEKAZI
ANCAME OBOMI BAWO
ELWELA INKULULEKO
YOMZANTSI AFRIKA.

IN RECOGNITION OF THE
VITAL ROLE PLAYED BY
OUR PEOPLE AGAINST APARTHEID
WE SALUTE AND
REMEMBER THE NAMES
OF THOSE HEROES AND
HEROINES THAT LAID
DOWN THEIR LIVES
FOR THE FREEDOM
OF SOUTH AFRICA

TER ERKENNING VAN DIE
ONMISBARE ROL WAT ONS
MENSE TEEN DIE STRYD
TEEN APARTHEID GESPEEL
HET. ONS HULDIG EN
ONTHOU DIE NAME VAN
HIERDIE HELDE EN
HELDINNE WAT HUL
LEWENS NEERGELE HET
VIR DIE BEVRYDING
VAN SUID AFRIKA.