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PSL to have moment of silence for struggle icon Madikizela-Mandela

Matthews Moraba: 

The Premier Soccer League(PSL) has confirmed that a moment of silence will be observed for struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Madikizela-Mandela passed away at the age of 81 on Monday, with it being confirmed that she had lost her battle with illness after being ‘in and out of the hospital since the start of the year’.

A moment of silence at all Absa Premiership, National First Division and Multichoice Diski Shield matches taking place this week.

“As the world mourns the passing of one of the greatest revolutionaries of our time Mama Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the football family will pay its respect to the ‘Mother of the Nation’ ahead of the domestic football fixtures,” the PSL said in a statement.

“The Premier Soccer League will observe a moment of silence for Mama Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

“This will apply to all Absa Premiership, National First Division and MultiChoice Diski Shield fixtures from today until she is laid to rest.

The anti-apartheid activist and former wife of Nelson Mandela, was a struggle icon in South Africa and the country is currently mourning her loss.

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