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India's Modi to mark Gandhi's historic South African ride

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi points at a bust of Mahatma Gandhi on a visit to Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg Friday, July 8, 2016 where he opened the Mandela Gandhi exhibition.  Modi is on the second leg of his trip to Africa as the countries seek closer ties in defense and security. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi points at a bust of Mahatma Gandhi on a visit to Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg Friday, July 8, 2016 where he opened the Mandela Gandhi exhibition. Modi is on the second leg of his trip to Africa as the countries seek closer ties in defense and security. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)  (The Associated Press)

  • Children look on at a bust of Mahatma Gandhi as they await the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who visited Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg Friday, July 8, 2016 where he opened the Mandela Gandhi exhibition. Modi is on the second leg of his trip to Africa as the countries sought closer ties in defense and security. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    Children look on at a bust of Mahatma Gandhi as they await the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who visited Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg Friday, July 8, 2016 where he opened the Mandela Gandhi exhibition. Modi is on the second leg of his trip to Africa as the countries sought closer ties in defense and security. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, waves from a train carriage at Pentrich Railway station in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Saturday July 9, 2016.  Narendra Modi is taking the same historic train trip that Mahatma Gandhi took in 1893 when he was thrown off the train because of his race. Modi is on a four nation trip to Africa. (AP Photo)

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, waves from a train carriage at Pentrich Railway station in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, Saturday July 9, 2016. Narendra Modi is taking the same historic train trip that Mahatma Gandhi took in 1893 when he was thrown off the train because of his race. Modi is on a four nation trip to Africa. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to mark a historic train journey by Indian independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi during the final day of his South African visit.

Modi's ride will commemorate the incident in which a young Gandhi in 1893 was ejected from a South African train when he refused an order to move from a first-class carriage because of his race.

The encounter shaped Gandhi's decision to resist racial segregation and other injustices with nonviolent protest, first while living in South Africa and then in India.

Modi has already met with members of South Africa's community of Indian origin, which numbers more than 1 million.

Modi moves on to Tanzania later Saturday and then to Kenya on a four-nation tour meant to raise India's profile in Africa.