Kaizer Motaung reflects on Ellis Park disaster

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Tragedy, and the heartbreaking scenes in the aftermath of a stampede that left 43 dead and many others injured at the game between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in 2001 Picture: Danie Coetzer
Tragedy, and the heartbreaking scenes in the aftermath of a stampede that left 43 dead and many others injured at the game between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in 2001 Picture: Danie Coetzer

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Twenty years ago today, 43 people were crushed to death in a stampede during the Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.

Amakhosi chairperson Kaizer Motaung this week reflected on that fateful day, saying his thoughts will always be with the families affected by the tragedy.

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