These are the sentiments by indigenous group Khoisan Defiance Campaign and the ANC in the province after Western Cape Premier Helen Zille announced that she supported the call by M&C Saatchi chief executive Mike Abel to rename the Robben Island to Cape Town swim, the “Theodore Yach Challenge”.
Yach died this week.
Zille sent her condolences to his family, saying: “I can think of no honour more appropriate than naming this event after Mr Yach. He was the first person in history to complete the Robben Island to Cape Town swim a full 100 times over.
“Theodore Yach was an extraordinary man. He was the visionary and the brains behind the City Improvement District and has played a huge role in the transformation of the City.”