DAVID ISAACSON | In these dark days, hopefully sport will give us something to celebrate

Chris Hani’s funeral at Soccer City in 1993 is a stark reminder that we have perhaps come full circle

13 July 2021 - 20:29

Long before I ever went to what used to be called Soccer City to write about sport, and even longer before anyone imagined that the turf would stage a Springbok Test or even a World Cup final, that venue hosted one of the most significant political events in the emergence of SA’s democracy.

For two-and-a-half days in April 1993, the stadium was the setting for the funeral of Chris Hani, the ANC leader who had been assassinated at his Boksburg home a week earlier, on Easter Saturday...

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