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Sports minister pays tribute to Banele Sindani

Fikile Mbalula says the former ASA CEO worked tirelessly to create equal opportunities.

A screengrab showing Athletics Administrator and the man involved in the Soweto Marathon, Banele Sindani.

JOHANNESBURG - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has paid tribute to former Athletics South Africa (ASA) CEO Banele Sindani, saying he worked tirelessly to create equal opportunities.

Sindani was shot and killed at his home in Ruimsig on Monday night during an armed robbery.

He was also an Olympic committee member and was involved in last year's Soweto Marathon.

Mbalula's spokesperson Esethu Hasane says the minister has sent his condolences to Sindani's family.

"He also served on a number of bodies. We know that he was involved in a lot of projects that were developmental and focused on disadvantaged areas."

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