Sons honoured

2015-09-02 06:00
ACCEPTING the award to honour the Henyekane brothers, were, from the left Tshepo Henyekane (uncle), Dimakatso Henyekane (aunt), Mpotsang Henyekane (mother) and Kathy Henyekane (sister) with the MEC of Sport, Arts and Culture, Lebogang Motlhaping.

ACCEPTING the award to honour the Henyekane brothers, were, from the left Tshepo Henyekane (uncle), Dimakatso Henyekane (aunt), Mpotsang Henyekane (mother) and Kathy Henyekane (sister) with the MEC of Sport, Arts and Culture, Lebogang Motlhaping.

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THE Henyekane family thanked the MEC for the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, Lebogang Motlhaping, for honouring their sons, Richard and Joseph.

The guests were requested to stand in applause when the family was presented with the special award for the two soccer players.

Richard Henyekane died at the age of 31 in a car crash in April this year.

He was a former South African striker, and played for Free State Stars. Henyekane made nine appearances for South Africa in 2009.

Joseph Henyekane, the younger brother of Stars striker Richard, was also a professional footballer. He played for Mpumalanga Black Aces, Golden Arrows and Bidvest Wits. He passed away in December 2014.

Accepting the award on Thursday 27 August during the Northern Cape Sports Awards, the aunt of the two players, Dimakatso, said: “They were the sons of the Northern Cape that we gave over to represent the province and the country. They dedicated themselves to that wholeheartedly and we would like to say thank you to the province for recognising them.”

The sports awards aim to create a platform where the Northern Cape Government, through the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, acknowledge the province’s outstanding sporting talent and achievers.

Through this, sports persons and associated stakeholders will be motivated by being lauded publicly for their success.

During a media breakfast, Motlhaping thanked the media for constructive criticism. He said through continued relationship with the media, government and the department will be able to work on closing all the gaps

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