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Freedom Park Isivivane Spiritual Place

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Freedom Park is one of the newest monuments in South Africa, and was inaugurated in 2002 by then President of South Africa Thabo Mbheki.

Isivivane part of the Freedom Park is a spiritual place, the resting place of those who died fighting for freedom and liberation in South Africa.

As this is holy ground, visitors are asked to remove their shoes, and walk barefoot if they wish to enter the area of Isivivane.

The Freedom Park is open for visitors, although construction is still under way for various parts including the museum.

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