Hector Pieterson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Hector Pieterson

South African activist

Date of Birth: 19-Aug-1963

Place of Birth: Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa

Date of Death: 16-Jun-1976

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Hector Pieterson

  • Hector Pieterson (19 August 1963 – 16 June 1976) was a South African schoolboy who was shot and killed during the Soweto uprising, when police opened fire on students protesting the enforcement of teaching in Afrikaans.
  • A news photograph by Sam Nzima of the mortally wounded Pieterson being carried by another Soweto resident while his sister ran next to them was published around the world.
  • The anniversary of his death is designated Youth Day, when South Africans honour young people and bring attention to their needs.

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