Thousands of South Africans descended at George Thabe Cricket Pitch in Sharpeville, Gauteng to commemorate the Human Rights day on Friday, 21 March 2014. The theme for this year's Human Rights Day was “Celebrating 20 years of changing lives through human rights”.
Many screamed, ululated and sang when President Jacob Zuma’s name was mentioned. Justice Minister Jeff Radebe reminded the crowd why they had gathered at the stadium. “The democratic government declared March 21 Human Rights Day to commemorate and honour those who fought for the liberation and the rights we enjoy today. South Africa's Constitution is hailed as one of the most progressive in the world. The Constitution is the ultimate protector of the people's Human Rights, which were previously denied to the majority of our people under Apartheid” he said.