Zuma to award national orders

2013-04-22 19:01
Jacob Zuma (Picture: GCIS)

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Pretoria - Olympic swimming champion Chad le Clos, football legend Kaizer Motaung, and Lead SA activist Yusuf Abramjee are to be awarded national orders, the presidency said on Monday.

United States civil rights activist Jesse Jackson is also on the list of activists, politicians, musicians, and scientists who will be honoured at the weekend.

Chancellor of the National Orders Cassius Lubisi announced the full list at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

This year’s ceremony would be held under the theme "Mobilising society towards consolidating our democracy and freedom", he said.

President Jacob Zuma would confer the awards at the annual Freedom Day ceremony on Saturday.

The orders are: the Order of Mendi for Bravery, the Order of Ikhamanga, the Order of the Baobab, the Order of Luthuli, the Order of Mapungubwe, and the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo.

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