South Africa is karmbhoomi of Mahatma Gandhi: PM Modi

Narendra Modi, Jacob Zuma, Johannesburg, Durban, South Africa trip, train journey, Mahatma Gandhi
RPT....Johannesburg: Prime Minister Narendra Modi after paying floral tribute to the bust of Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg on Friday. PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday night arrived in Durban from Johannesburg for the second day of his South Africa trip

Vikas Swarup, External Affairs Minister tweeted:

On Saturday, PM Modi undertook a train journey to Pietermariztzurg station in memory of the 1893 incident in which Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out of a train compartment on account of his skin colour.

Following this, he would visit Gandhi’s Phoenix Settlement, a place very closely associated with Mahatma Gandhi’s stay in South Africa. 

The PM is on a tour on four nation countries aimed at boosting ties in a region where where China has a strong presence.

India and South Africa signed four agreements on Friday following delegation level talks headed by Modi and South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria.

Modi also addressed a Indian diaspora rally in Johannesburg prior to his departure for Durban.


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