Robben Island

Tributes pour in for struggle veteran Andrew Mlangeni

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has joined in to express their sadness over the passing of struggle veteran Andrew Mlangeni, saying “Another great tree has fallen in the forest.” Foundation Chief Executive Sello Hatang remembers him with fondness. “He called me Morwa, because I shared a first name with his son.[…]

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Rivonia Trialist Andrew Mlangeni passes on

The last surviving Rivonia Trialist Andrew Mlangeni has passed on, at the age of 95.  Mlangeni, who turned 95 on 6 June, was admitted to 1 Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane, Pretoria, on Tuesday, 14 July, following an abdominal complaint. Mlangeni who spent more than 20 years on Robben Island after[…]

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Former Robben Islander Laloo Chiba passes away

Former Robben Island prisoner, Laloo Chiba (87), has passed away just a short while ago.  Chiba had a mild heart attack a few days ago and was hospitalised. He was discharged this week and passed away at his home in Lenasia. Chiba was a former Umkhonto we Sizwe platoon commander[…]

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SA politicians to join solidarity hunger strike

Anti-apartheid struggle veteran Laloo Chiba has appealed to all South Africans to participate in a 24-hour hunger strike on May 15 in support of Palestinian political prisoners. This comes as some 1500 Palestinian prisoners are on day twenty-four of their hunger strike demanding basic rights in Israeli jails. 86 year old Chiba,[…]

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Kathrada: An ethos of leadership

By Trevior Manuel There cannot be many leaders in the world, regardless of the sector they serve in, who are as adored and revered as Ahmed Kathrada was — a fact made all the more remarkable, as this came despite his determination to remain beneath the radar. Uncle Kathy’s leadership[…]

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Kathrada in high spirits following operation

ANC struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada is in “high spirits” as he recovers after a surgery relating to blood clotting on the brain. The 87 year old human rights activist was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital on Saturday for dehydration, but doctors later picked up the clot, which has subsequently been[…]

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