PSL declare moment of silence following Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's passing
Posted: 3 April 2018 Time: 10:09
The Premier Soccer League has confirmed that a moment's silence will be observed following the death of struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Madikizela-Mandela's passing on Monday, 2 April, has sent South Africa into a state of sadness and mourning as she is remembered for her battles against apartheid, alongside global icon Nelson Mandela.
It is with this in mind that the league has decided to pay their respects by declaring a moment of sliebce at all Absa Premiership, National First Division and Multichoice Diski Shield matches taking place this week.
"As the world mourns the passing of one of the greatest revolutionaries of our time Mama Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the football family will pay its respect to the ‘Mother of the Nation’ ahead of the domestic football fixtures," the PSL said in a statement.
"The Premier Soccer League will observe a moment of silence for Mama Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
"This will apply to all Absa Premiership, National First Division and MultiChoice Diski Shield fixtures from today until she is laid to rest."