WATCH: Slave Route Challenge: Contrary to Kanye's belief, slavery is not a choice

2018-05-14 11:30 - Saara Mowlana
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Contrary to Kanye's comment - slavery was never a choice. (Photo: Screenshot from Hashtag Our SA's video)

The Slave Route Challenge race took place on Mother's Day, Sunday 13 May. The route weaves runners through iconic and historically rich areas in Cape Town to showcase spots and sites that played pivotal roles in Apartheid and the slave trade.

Its goal is to celebrate our freedom as South Africans and unite participants in a feat of blood, sweat and tears - sweetened by freshly sugared koeksisters and friendly faces - as it takes you on a journey of our bitter past. 

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Kanye West has been making a lot of global headlines lately for a slew of controversial tweets and comments - one of which claimed that slavery is a choice.

Well, these runners, out in numbers, were having none of it. Hashtag Our SA were taking part in the race and put together a video asking fellow participants various questions about slavery and our local history with it. The goal is to show how slavery is and was in fact never a choice.

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Watch the video below:

See some pics of the race below:

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