Commemorative events of the first anniversary since the passing of Nelson Mandela will feature a music concert, cycling and marathon competitions, a cricket match between the Proteas and the Boks and of course the annual Nelson Mandela Challenge between Bafana Bafana and Ivory Coast.
Football, rugby, cricket and cycling made it a spectacular sporting weekend for South Africa. A win over Sudan got Bafana to Afcon, the Boks beat England at Twickenham, and the Proteas trounced Australia in Perth. The Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge wrapped up the weekend in Johannesburg.
Tens of thousands of fans filled Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban to mourn Bafana Bafana and
Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa. Supporters lined the streets to the stadium from his
home, forming a guard of honour, and singing and the trumpeting of vuvuzelas filled the air.
Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa will be laid to rest at the Chesterville
Heroes Acre following a funeral service at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 1 November.
Tributes are pouring in for Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain Senzo
Meyiwa who was shot dead during a robbery in Vosloorus, in the south of Johannesburg.
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