Kaizer Chiefs chairman Kaizer Motaung Sr commemorates Freedom Day

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South Africa today, April 27, celebrates Freedom Day in commemoration of the first post-apartheid election held in 1994.

“It’s one of the important calendar dates in our history,” Motaung Sr told his club's website. “1994 was a turning point in South African history and we shall always rejoice on this day, for it has given us the opportunity to vote for the government and enjoy freedom under the constitutional government.”

“Of course, it is also a challenging time because we get to be reminded of those that have fought and some having paid with their lives for us to attain and enjoy this freedom."

He added: “Football has also played a role in the process. Soccer was used as a gathering platform for the disadvantaged communities.

"There were also moments in history when we (Kaizer Chiefs) and Orlando Pirates had to play a peace broking role during the upheavals.

As we celebrate the day, let’s remember that freedom comes with a huge responsibility. I wish all South Africans love and peace as we commemorate Freedom Day,” concluded Motaung.