In celebration of Oliver Reginald Tambo (OR Tambo), SABC’s commercial radio brands (5FM, Metro FM, and Good Hope FM) are partnering to mark the 50-day countdown of his centenary starting on Friday, 8 September. The stalwart would have celebrated his 100th birthday in October.
All three stations will broadcast live, simultaneously, from the SABC’s ground floor auditorium at Radiopark in Johannesburg on Friday, 8 September from 09:00 to 10:00. The aim of the broadcast is to encourage South Africans to celebrate the values of OR Tambo and to reflect on the path the country has walked towards freedom.
5FM’s Nick Hamman, Metro FM’s Masechaba Ndlovu, and Good Hope FM’s Nigel Pierce will host a panel discussion with invited guests that include South African’s who knew OR Tambo during his life.
The panel will comprise of the minister for communications, Ayanda Dlodlo, OR Tambo’s son, activist, and filmmaker Dali Tambo, and Mavuso Msimang who was OR Tambo’s secretary when he was the president of the African National Congress (ANC) in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The broadcast has an open invitation to those who wish to attend. Alternatively, listeners can tune into 5FM, Good Hope FM, or Metro FM for an hour of talk radio.