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Where is the Trojan Horse Massacre memorial?

Where is the Trojan Horse Massacre memorial?
If you can't find the memorial. I searched for a while but couldn't find a single reference to the exact location of the Trojan Horse Massacre memorial. I eventually found it in Thornton Road, 105 Thornton Road to be exact. Here's a map, and here's the StreetView link. :)

The Trojan Horse Massacre

The Trojan Horse Massacre
On 15 October 1995, government security forces and railway police killed three youths in a small Cape Town suburb of Athlone. This photo is part taken of a small part of the memorial that states "Remember the Trojan Horse Massacre" and serves as a reminder of our past, and a warning for future generations. Read more about the Trojan Horse Massacre on sahistory.org.za.

Cape Town’s Winged Victory at the Cenotaph

Cape Town's Winged Victory at the Cenotaph
The Cenotaph in Buitenkant Street (at the bottom of Adderley) is a memorial of those who died in the World Wars, as well as for those who died in the Korean war.

The Wikipedia page quotes South Africa's 1924 Governor-General, the first Earl of Athlone as stating:

"I cannot but believe that the existence of these visible memorials, which are to be found throughout the world – silent witnesses to the desolation of the war – will through the years to come, be potent advocates of peace and will eventually serve to draw all peoples together in mutual understanding."

I can say, that looking at these memorials up close, I can see exactly what he meant. Whether they'll have any effect on war-makers; of that I'm unconvinced.

(Oh, and in case you missed that... no, neither did I know that Athlone had Earls!)