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Cassinga Day

Cassinga day commemorates the Cassinga Massacre. Every year on the fourth of May, the date remembers those (approximately six hundred) killed in 1978 when the South African Defence force attacked the SWAPO base Cassinga in southern Angola. Commemorations are marked yearly by ceremonies at Heroes’ Acre, outside of Windhoek. These ceremonies are attended by many important national political figures. These include the likes of former Presidents Hifikepunye Pohamba and Sam Nujoma (as of 2016). The Cassinga Day attack On the morning of the fourth of May, 1978, the South African Defence Force ran an airstrike on camp Cassinga near the village of Cassinga. This was…

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