Fri, 23 Apr 2021

The intended name change of Cape Town International Airport has been shelved three years after a public consultation process began.

The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture told the Cape Times no consensus had been reached during the public consultation process and it would be abandoned.

Political lobbying had made late struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's name a favourite for the renaming, with ANC national executive committee member Nocawe Mafu saying it was the top pick while at a party dialogue at Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg in March last year.

In a speech at Madikizela-Mandela's funeral, EFF leader Julius Malema also called for the airport to be named after her.

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Source: News24

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