Ellis Park Disaster - 16 Years Later

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 10:07

They say time heals all wounds but this is one wound which cannot be healed.

Today marks the 16th year since this football loving nation witnessed one of its worst sporting disasters.

The Ellis Park Disaster as it is known today was as a result of 43 supporters losing their lives during a match between Soweto Giants Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

16 years on we look back on this day and remind ourselves that such a day should never repeat itself again. The country has already witnessed two stadium tragedies in the Orkney Disaster of 1991 - where 41 supporters lost their lives, and the Ellis Park Disaster. These two disasters serve as a constant reminder of what should never happen again in our lifetime.

 

WeShallNeverForget the Ellis Park 43

 

Madikana Samuel Selepe, 39, Diepsloot

 

Johannes Mandla Mthembu, 36, Palm Springs, Vaal

 

Johannes Motlasi Letsoara, 35, Potchefstroom

 

Sphiwa Esrome Mpungose, 13, Burgersdale, West Rand

 

Ivan Jeffrey Bezuidenhout, 39, Potchefstroom

 

Mbulelo Diniso, 25, Orlando East

 

Veleta Eunice Mouton, 26, Windmill Park, East Rand

 

Rosswin Andre Nation, 11, Ennerdale Pretty

 

Lephina Phatsisi, 26, Balfour

 

Jabu Maliyon Mkhize, 33, Delmas

 

Alpheus Sethlake, 41, Alexandra

 

Gideon Mudau, 34, Kromdraai, Midrand

 

Jabulisile Xaba, 25, Berea, Johannesburg

 

Danny Tigerls, 30, Pietersburg

 

Angelina Mncube, 28, Joubert Park, Johannesburg

 

Callistus Dumisani Dube, 29, Balfour Park, Johannesburg

 

Mduduzi Thomo, 27, Jabulani, Soweto

 

Tsietsi Daniel Wae, 54, Kagiso

 

Michael Tsolo Nyakane, 41, Orkney

 

Steven Modise Tshetlo, 42, Delpark, East Rand

 

Calvin Arnolds, 34, Ennerdale

Lefa James Lefera, Gauteng

Rakgabo Frans Shongoane, 34, Pretoria

 

Ernest Mandla Moyo, 33, Berea, Johannesburg

 

John Oupa Mbambata, 34, Delareyville

 

Deborah Selina Maphanga, 25, Duduza

 

Thandi Merrium Thabethe, 23, Standerton

 

Abel Tshabangu, 35, Diepkloof, Soweto

 

Elias Ngomane, 21, Johannesburg

 

Nkosana Elliot Hlongwane, 40, Katlehong

 

Nhlanhla Meshack Zulu, 30, Duduza

 

Raymond Mfana Gwala, 47, Zamdela

 

Senki Jacob Mzizi, 47, Tsakane

 

Stanley Tshikovhi, Tembisa

 

Selaala Pae Maloma, Schoononborg

 

Gugu Majozi, Jabulani, Soweto

 

Maggie Luthuli, Protea Glen, Soweto

 

Robert Molako, Atteridgeville

 

Kenneth Msimango, Thokoza

 

Frans More, Dobsonville

 

Jabulane Raymond Baloi, Tembisa

 

Bafana Isaac Mabuza, Tembisa

 

Mampo Rinah Ntsoane, Berea, Johannesburg

 

 

 

 

 

 



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