Our elder comrade.
Our qhawe la maqhawe.
Today, Comrade Andrew Mlangeni breathes no more,
a giant of a man steeped in struggle.
Today, we grieve the falling of a giant tree,
who dedicated his life entire, for us all to breathe in a land of tyranny free,
free of racist hegemony,
free of oppression,
free to breathe the freedom he dedicated his life for,
and our father,
our elder comrade,
the conscience of our collective core,
we remember and pay homage to you today,
as we shall forever more.
Hamba Kahle Comrade Ntate Andrew Mlangeni!
The Struggles Continue!
Afzal Moolla was born in Delhi, India while his parents were in exile, working as political exiles against Apartheid in South Africa. He then travelled wherever his parent’s work took them, spending time in Egypt, Finland, and Iran. Afzal works and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
This piece was first published on Afzal Moolla's personal blog.