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.
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)
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
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1935 | The South African cricket team defeated England for the first time by 157 runs.
2002 | Crime drama series “The Wire” starring Idris Elba, Michael K. Williams and Dominic West is released
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.