Notable Events that occurred on this day, 2 June in South Africa

We look at what happened on this day, 02 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever in South Africa.

1959 | Chief Albert Luthuli was banned by the government for 5 years due to his political activities. He was only limited to a 24 km radius of his home.

1989 | Sandra Smith was executed alongside her boyfriend, Yassiem Harris for robbery and murder. She was the last known woman executed in South Africa.

1993 | Winnie Mandela’s five-year prison sentence for kidnapping was suspended by the Appeal Court in Bloemfontein.

2012 | Hosni Mubarak, Former Egyptian President is sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the killings of the 2011 Egyptian revolution demonstrators.

DEATHS
2011 | South African anti-apartheid activist, Albertina Sisulu (92)

2014 | Namibian politician and the paramount chief of the Herero people, Kuaima Riruako (79)

2019 | South African rock musician, Piet Botha (63)

2020 | Zimbabwean cricket player, Jono Clarke (76)

BIRTHDAYS
1955 | Zimbabwean cricket player, Gerald Peckover

1962 | South African-American runner and coach, Mark Plaatjes

1976 | South Africa runner, Tanith Maxwell

1987 | South African netball player, Maryka Holtzhausen

SPORT
Cricket South Africa CSA
1935 | The South African cricket team defeated England for the first time by 157 runs.

ENTERTAINMENT
2002 | Crime drama series “The Wire” starring Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams and Dominic West is released

AFRICA FACT
Africa’s largest country is Sudan with a total area of 2.5 million km² and the smallest country is The Seychelles, which is an island nation with a total area of 453 km².

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