On the early mornings of 16th June 1976

After the trains left for the city

Where the streets were quite clean and peaceful

Where parents met madam and bass

The streets of Soweto were a mess

You protested against education

During your peaceful march

You met a barricaded road

You avoided provoking the police

You sang, waved with your freedom placards

Trained dogs were released on to you

In your response you killed

Direct shots to you were made

Young generation of Africa got killed

Dusts of Soweto turned red from your blood

Streets of Soweto flooded from your tears

Your cries heard through the whole Soweto

You decided to fight with stones instead of words

For fighting they shot and killed you

They killed you because they feared you

Your battle you fought and won

And you freed all future South African generations