Cape Town fan walk renamed for Madiba

2013-12-17 10:53
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

Reconciliation Day Walk in 12 great pics

Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille renamed the Fan Walk on Reconciliation Day to the Walk of Remembrance, as people came together to honour the legacy of the late Nelson Mandela.

Johannesburg - Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has renamed the fan walk to the city's stadium the Walk of Remembrance, in honour of former president Nelson Mandela, her office said on Tuesday.

"I can think of nothing more fitting than renaming [it], the Walk of Remembrance," De Lille said in making the announcement at a Reconciliation Day event in the city on Monday.

The fan walk is a 2.6km pathway created in preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. It connects the city's CBD and Cape Town Stadium.

"This new designation will commemorate all of those who died for the cause of freedom and all those who sacrificed a portion of their lives in the struggle for justice," she said.

"This commemoration is only fitting now, after saying goodbye to Tata Madiba, who left us over a week ago. His spirit, and the spirit of all those men and women who joined him in the cause to make the new South Africa, will be kept alive by the walk."

De Lille said the government had a duty to help those in need, address past imbalances and create a stable and inclusive space.

She said the private sector and civil society also had their own roles to play.

One of Mandela's greatest lessons was the wisdom of fortitude and the recognition that the road was long and difficult, De Lille said.

"It requires one step after another.... And let the spirit of reconciliation, of being a united people, live and grow."

Mandela died at his home in Houghton, Johannesburg, aged 95, last Thursday. He was buried in his childhood village of Qunu, in the Eastern Cape, on Sunday.

Read more on:    patricia de lille  |  nelson mandela  |  cape town

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com 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
13 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

Men.24 Model of the Week: Wendy from Cape Town

Find out more about our featured model, Wendy from Cape Town

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
WATCH: Pornhub is giving users free access to premium content these holidays
5 top leg exercises for men
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.