Soccer giants, photographers honoured by Zuma

2011-04-27 14:15

Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva, World Cup organisers Danny Jordaan and Irvin Khoza and Sam Nzima, who took the photograph of a slain Hector Pietersen in 1976, will be honoured by President Jacob Zuma today.

Lula is to receive The Order of the Companions of OR Tambo while Jordaan, Khoza and Nzima will receive The Order of Ikhamanga.

“President Zuma will bestow National Orders of the Order of Mendi for Bravery, 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,” the Presidency said.

Others to be honoured include writer Marlene van Niekerk, photographer David Goldblatt and musician Ray Phiri.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.