What happened on 25 April?

Let’s take a look at what happened on this day. 25 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events and people who forever influenced the course of history.

1977 | For the first time a journalist was allowed in Robben Island in the Government of South Africa

1986 | Makhositive Dlamini (King Masvati III), succeeded by his late father King Sobhuja II and became the new King of Swaziland.

2002 | Mark Shuttleworth became the first South African in space and the second to self-fund his space travel.

2019 | Mozambique Cyclone is killing at least 38 people by Kenneth with a wind of 220 km / h.

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The deaths

2001 | Former Vice President of Ghana, Cove Nakensen Arkah (73)

2018 | Nigerian Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Adebayo Adedeji (87)

2019 | Burundian Footballer, Fatty Therapy (28)


1954 | South African composer, Jabulani Dubjana

1971 | South African Football Coach, Mankoba Mungkathi

1976 | South African rugby player, Bretton Paulsey

1977 | South African tennis player, Jeff Koetzee


2007 | Cricket World Cup semi-finals: South Africa lost the game to Australia by 7 wickets.


2020 | The original extraction of a Netflix starring Chris Hemsworth was available to watch on Netflix in South Africa.

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