Here’s a look at what happened that day, May 09, throughout history. We remember the news, events and people who have shaped the course of history forever.

1936 | Mostafa El-Nahas is sworn in as Egyptian Prime Minister for the third time.

2009 | Jacob Zuma is sworn in as President of South Africa.

2017 | The new Metrorail train was started by President Jacob Zuma.

2018 | Floods in East Africa – 48 people are killed and 2,000 homeless when the Patel Dam in Solai, Kenya, bursts.

2018 | ANC adviser Andile Lungisa was sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting former member of Mayor Rano Kayser’s committee.

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DEATHS

1927 | South African cricketer, Tommy Routledge (60)

1987 | Former Minister of Finance of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo (78)

1994 | South African anti-apartheid activist, Elias Motsoaledi (69)

1995 | South African cricketer Percy Mansell (75)

2004 | South African singer-songwriter, Brenda Fassie (39)

BIRTHDAYS

1975 | South African actress, Antoinette Louw

1979 | South African politician, Natasha Mazzone

1992 | South African singer, Sho Madjozi

1996 | South African rugby player, Michael Kumbirai

SPORT

2001 | Accra Sports Stadium Disaster – 129 football supporters die in a stampede caused by police tear gas fire at the stadium.

ENTERTAINMENT

Golden girls

1992 | The American sitcom Golden Girls with Estelle Getty, Beatrice Arthur, Betty White and Rue McClanahan airs the last episode.

MADE AFRICA

Lake Victoria, which was renamed in honor of Queen Elizabeth, is the largest lake in Africa and the second largest freshwater lake in the world.

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Source: www.thesouthafrican.com
This notice was published: 2021-05-09 05:00:00

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