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Events of this day in the South African history/Twitter

These are some of the events that happened on this day, in the South African history.

2005    Janita Claassen (58) SA singer dies of cancer in the Sungarden Hospice in Pretoria.

Jannita Classen died on this day/YouTube
Jannita Classen died on this day/YouTube

2005    Dumisani Makhaye (49), the KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Local Government, Housing and Traditional Affairs, dies of cancer in Durban.

Also member of the African National Congress (ANC), Makhaye, succumbed to lung cancer at Parklands Hospital, Durban, two days after having been admitted for medical observation. He was the first MEC in the country to pass away in office.

Dumisani Makhaye died on this day/remembered.co
Dumisani Makhaye died on this day/remembered.co

1999    The Springbok rugby team beats England 44-21 on the Stade de France, Paris, in the World Cup quarter-final match, with Jannie de Beer setting a new world record by succeeding in five drop-goals, five penalty goals and two goal kicks.

1998    For the first time the world-champion South African rugby team accepts a Black player.

1992    The SA rugby team loses the second test against France 16-29 in Paris, thereby losing the series.

South African rugby team/sahistory.org
South African rugby team/sahistory.org
South African rugby team/sahistory.org
South African rugby team/sahistory.org

1992    In a joint statement, Government and the PAC say they agreed on the urgent need for the establishment of a more representative forum, which would decide on transitional arrangements leading to a new Constitution.

Pan African Congress (PAC)/pac.org
Pan African Congress (PAC)/pac.org

1987    At least twenty-five people are reported to have died in violence between members of the United Democratic Party and Inkatha in Pietermaritzburg during the previous nine days.

UDF/sahistory.org
UDF/sahistory.org

 

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)/sahistory.org
Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)/sahistory.org

1987    National Union of Mineworkers’ leader Cyril Ramaphosa is awarded the Olof Palme prize for “courage and wisdom in the solidarity struggle for human rights and dignity”.

Cyril Ramaphosa/sahistory.org
Cyril Ramaphosa/sahistory.org

1986    SA signs treaty on on Lesotho Highlands Water Project.

Lesotho Highlands Water Project/za.geoview.info
Lesotho Highlands Water Project/za.geoview.info

 

1977    The minister of justice, police and prisons receives a report of a police investigation into Steve Biko’s death and a post-mortem report submitted to the Attorney General of the Transvaal and signed by Professor Johan Loubser, Chief State Pathologist, by Professor I.W. Simpson (University of Pretoria) and by Jonathan Gluckman (pathologist appointed by the Biko family) whose findings are unanimous. Death has been caused by extensive brain damage. Biko has sustained at least a dozen injuries between eight days and twelve hours before his death.

Steve Biko/sahistory.org
Steve Biko/sahistory.org

Source: sahistory.org

Compiled By: REFILWE GAESWE