President Cyril Ramaphosa commemorated the sinking of the SS Mendi in 1917. Armed Forces Day remembers the 616 black South African troops who were killed in the tragedy.
The steamship collided with another ship, the SS Darro on its way to France. The men were going to assist the British government during World War One.
It remains South Africa’s greatest maritime disaster to date.
In other news – Like father, like daughter: DJ Shimza shows off his gorgeous Princess – Photos
We love it when our celebs showcase their love for their children. Famed DJ Shimza has taken to social media to shine the light on his daughter in the #DaughterChallenge.
He captioned a picture of her in the pool enjoying some time in the sun: #DaughterChallenge let’s go! We couldn’t help but marvel at her beauty, she looks just like him. Learn more