Wednesday, March 9, 2011

On March 9

On this day in ...
... 1951 (60 years ago today), Helen Zille (right) was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, to parents who'd fled Nazi Germany. Formerly mayor of Cape Town, since 2009 she's been the Premier of the Western Cape and leader of the Democratic Alliance political party. Before entering the political arena, Zille was a journalist and anti-apartheid activist, noted for exposing the apartheid regime's coverup of the death of Steve Biko in police custody.

(Prior March 9 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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