Mangaung Metro bestows Freedom of the City on 1 Special Service Battalion

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SABRINA DEAN

The commanding officer of 1 Special Service Battalion, which celebrates its 80th anniversary next week, says the unit is very excited to have received the Freedom of the City from the Mangaung Metro.
Fanus Buys was speaking to Courant  following a special council meeting of the Mangaung Metro today where the decision was passed unanimously.
Buys says they were first given Freedom of the City of Bloemfontein in 1967 and this status has now been reaffirmed by the Metro.
Mangaung Mayor Thabo Manyoni is expected to officiate an official ceremony to grant Freedom of the City to 1 SSB on Wednesday 1 May, the official anniversary of its establishment.