President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers keynote address at Armed Forces Day

eNCA | a month ago

Today is Armed Forces Day and is held annually on 21 February in commemoration of the sinking of the SS Mendi steamship on 21 February 1917.

It was one of South African's worst tragedies of the First World War. A total of 616 black South African troops died when the SS Mendi steamship sank on its way to France.