http://www.polity.org.za
Deepening Democracy through Access to Information
Home / News / South African News RSS ← Back
Pretoria|Tshwane|Africa|Africa|Ethiopia|South Africa|Acacia Private Hospital|University Of Cape Town|Funeral Services|Services|University Of Cape Town|Alice Kgosana|Jacob Zuma|Kenneth Mokgatlhe|Phillip Ata Kgosana|Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe
|Africa|Africa|||Services|University Of Cape Town|
pretoria|tshwane|africa-company|africa|ethiopia|south-africa|acacia-private-hospital|university-of-cape-town-facility|funeral-services|services|university-of-cape-town|alice-kgosana|jacob-zuma|kenneth-mokgatlhe|phillip-ata-kgosana|robert-mangaliso-sobukwe
Close

Email this article

separate emails by commas, maximum limit of 4 addresses

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.

Sponsored by

Close

Article Enquiry

Zuma extends condolences to family of PAC stalwart Phillip Kgosana

Verification Image. Please refresh the page if you cannot see this image.
Close

Embed Video

Zuma extends condolences to family of PAC stalwart Phillip Kgosana

Photo by Duane Daws
President Jacob Zuma

20th April 2017

By: African News Agency

SAVE THIS ARTICLE      EMAIL THIS ARTICLE

Font size: -+

President Jacob Zuma on Thursday extended his “heartfelt condolences” to the family of Phillip Ata Kgosana, the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC) stalwart who led a march of more than 30 000 anti-pass protesters to the apartheid Parliament in the 1960’s.

Kgosana, 80, a former Tshwane metropolitan councillor, passed away at the Acacia Private Hospital, in Pretoria on Wednesday after a short illness.

Advertisement

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of this former freedom fighter who dedicated his life to the liberation of the people of South Africa. We wish to convey our deepest condolences to the Kgosana family and his political home, the Pan Africanist Congress. May his soul rest in peace,” said Zuma.

The PAC said the Kgosana had been entrusted with “the big task” of leading more than 100 000 protesters in the march from Langa. It had been organised by the PAC under the leadership of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe.

Advertisement

The march was said to be the biggest during the struggle in South Africa.

PAC spokesperson, Kenneth Mokgatlhe, said: “Ntate Kgosana does not need an introduction, but he is known to both his friends and foes by his initials.”

Kgosana was elected as regional secretary of the Cape when he was but a student at the University of Cape Town.

While on bail he fled South Africa in 1960 to Ethiopia where he continued his studies and graduated with his degree in commerce and thereafter in 1972 worked for the world body, United Nations as a Programme Development Officer.

Kgosana was a PAC national organiser after 1994.

“He devoted his entire life to the struggle of this country. His cause changed and shaped the entire cause of history. He was also a celebrated farmer who understood the significance of the land,” said Mokgatlhe.

Kgosana is survived by his wife, Alice Kgosana, three sons and two daughters.

Details of the memorial and funeral services have not yet been finalised.

EMAIL THIS ARTICLE      SAVE THIS ARTICLE

To subscribe email subscriptions@creamermedia.co.za or click here
To advertise email advertising@creamermedia.co.za or click here

Comment Guidelines

About

Polity.org.za is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Polity.org.za is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Free daily email newsletter Register Now