Sunday, 6 June 2021, marks 26-years since the Constitutional Court ruled against the death penalty. It followed a five-year moratorium.
Between 1959 and 1989, almost 3,000 people were executed by hanging in South Africa.
Many of them were political prisoners, like Solomon Mahlangu.
Others were murderers, such as the last man put to death in South Africa, Solomon Ngobeni.
The decision to scrap the penalty was unanimous among the 10 judges, who gave different reasons for it to be done away with.
The high incidence of crimes against women has more recently prompted calls to bring back the punishment.
In other news – Update: Hundreds of members gather outside Church in disbelief over Prophet TB Joshua’s death – Photos
The world woke up to the sad news of the death of a well-known ‘man of God’, Prophet TB Joshua who according to his social media platforms passed away moments after a church service.
From an Instagram post on his page, it is written: “PROPHET TB JOSHUA – JUNE 12th 1963 to JUNE 5th 2021. “Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7. On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: Learn More