On This Day: What happened on 10 June?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 10 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

1990 | South African singer Mirian Makeba returns to South Africa after being in exile for 31 years.

2012 | Five people are killed including Kenyan minister cabinet minister George Saitoti when their helicopter crashed near Nairobi, Kenya.

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2016 | Penny Sparrow was ordered by South Africa’s Equality Court in KwaZulu-Natal to pay R150,000 to the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation after she compared black people to monkeys on Facebook.

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2019 | Ghana surpassed South Africa to become the top gold producer in Africa after a 12% increase.

2019 | The Rwandan government temporarily reopened their busiest border crossing with Uganda after has been closed for more than three months due to diplomatic misunderstandings.

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2012 | Kenyan economist and 6th Vice-President of Kenya, George Saitoti (66) 

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2018 | Nigerian reggae musician, Ras Kimono (60) 

2018 | Zimbabwean cricket player, Howard Gardiner (74) 

2020 | Ghanaian actress, Miliky MiCool (53)


1922 | South African-Australian actor, Bill Kerr

1981 | South African cricket player, Albie Morkel 

1987 | Nigerian-American football player, Amobi Okoye 

1989 | South African cricket player, David Miller 

1989 | Gambian football player, Mustapha Carayol


2006 | Rugby Mid-year Tests – South Africa beat Scotland 36-16 at ABSA Stadium in Durban. It was the worst loss for Scotland in South Africa.

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2013 | Superman: Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams premiere.


The Witwatersrand in South Africa produces almost half of all the gold mined in Africa.

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