ANC shoots down plan to rename Cape Town airport after Winnie

- | 6 months ago

The ANC - along with some opposition MPs - rejected an EFF-sponsored motion in parliament calling for the renaming of Cape Town International Airport after anti-apartheid icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

The ANC MPs‚ led by their chief whip Jackson Mthembu‚ argued that the motion on the renaming of the Cape Town airport‚ tabled by EFF leader Julius Malema‚ was misplaced as parliament had no legislative authority on name changes. The motion was also rejected on Tuesday by other parties‚ including the DA and the FF+.

It was supported by the UDM‚ the NFP‚ the AIC and others.

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