YCL to oppose alleged renaming of soccer stadium
By Ofentse Mokae
29 May 2010
South African Communist Party’s youth wing, the Young Communist League in KwaZulu-Natal is fuming about the alleged renaming of Durban’s Moses Mabhida Soccer Stadium to Durban Stadium.
The YCL regards the move as an insult to the late general secretary of the Communist Party and ANC national executive committee member.
The league says it plans to oppose such a move.
League leaders say they will approach the Ethekwini Metro, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize and the South African Football Association to reverse the decision.
Moses Mabhida was born on October 14, 1923 and served as general-secretary of the SACP, member of the ANC's national executive committee and vice-president of the South African Congress of Trade Unions.
He died while in exile in Maputo, Mozambique, on March 8, 1986
The stadium is one of the host stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with a capacity of 70,000 during the World Cup and 54,000 afterwards.