EFF's attempt to have Cape Town airport named after Madikizela-Mandela thwarted


- news24.com | 7 months ago

He said honouring Madikizela-Mandela by naming one of the major ports of entry in South Africa could "shine the sun of freedom on our dark and painful past".

Their argument was simple – Madikizela-Mandela was a pivotal figure in the struggle who should, according to their calculations, be elevated above other female struggle icons. It was not enough for the airport to be named after just any woman, it has to be Madikizela-Mandela and it has to be Cape Town International Airport.

Parties opposing this proposal included the ANC, DA and NFP which instead opted to amend the resolution to support the process already underway under the leadership of Airports Company South Africa (ACSA).

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