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Labuschagne Family Collection

  • ZA COM NMAP 2023/01
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  • 1993
Lappies Labuschagne gave his life while assisting civilians to evacuate and inspect the premises where a bomb had been planted. The old apartheid flag which had covered the coffin of Lappies at his funeral was given to the family. On the 23rd of June 2022, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory hosted a handover ceremony and a dialogue Oppressive Pasts & Healing: From Othering to Belonging. During this ceremony, Lourens and Lorato Labuschagne donated the flag to the Nelson Mandela Foundation in exchange for the new South African flag. This was handed to them by the minister of justice and correctional services, Ronald Lamola at the event. Included with the apartheid flag were three honorary medals bestowed on Lappies. Subsequentlye, digital copies of newspaper clippings and condolence letters were also donated mostly written in Afrikaans and a few in English.

Labuschagne, Lourens