Jafta Kgalabi Masemola, ‘The Tiger of Azania’ died in a mysterious car crash on 17 April 17 April marks 23 years since ‘The Tiger of. Jafta Masemola, founder of the military wing of the black nationalist Pan- Africanist Congress, died of injuries suffered in a car accident on. Jafta Kgalabi Masemola, teacher, member of the ANCYL, member of the Pan Africanist Congress, and political prisoner. All eyes will be on the.
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Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. His death also occurred jaftx the time when PAC needed a strong leader of his caliber, credentials and track record especially on the eve of the All-Party negotiations and CODESA that would eventually lead to the first democratic elections of jaftaa April As soon as he was out of prison he plunged into intensive and extensive political activity reviving and organizing PAC structures the length and breadth of the country.
In he rejected the offer of conditional release made by P.
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On the Forum 8 this morning, we get to know more about one of the founding members of the PAC, the man who served the longest prison term on Robben Island Jafta Masemola, popularly know as the ‘Tiger of Azania’. This also explains why he had to die because he was not suitable for the new dispensation that has left the apartheid economic status quo and land dispossession intact buttressed by the neoliberal capitalism and the free market economy.
But six months after his release, he died in a car accident. He believed in and fought for the total liberation and unification of Africa. Powered by WordPress Designed by: Cancervive Annual Motorcycle Ride.
Botha then President of racist South Africa. He can be contacted on The accident is still a mystery, as the person who was driving the other vehicle, has never been found.
See your browser’s documentation for specific instructions. His fighting, defiant and uncompromising spirit will continue to guide and inspire all honest, committed and dedicated Africanists and Pan Africanists.
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Popularly known as ‘The Tiger of Azania, Jafta Kgalabi Masemola was one of the first group of six prisoners sentenced to life in prison by the apartheid government in No one ever claimed responsibility if this accident was politically motivated or simply reported the accident to the nearest police station if this was an innocent accident or wait at the scene of the accident until police or traffic cops arrive.
He turned the church near where he lived into a political forum to address school children, his neighbours, PAC members and the Atteridgeville community at large.
He was the embodiment of the fighting and defiant spirit of Africanism. This hard line and uncompromising position made him the worst enemy of the racist apartheid authorities as he was not the type of leader they could do business with except on the terms of the majority.
He was not the darling of the apartheid authorities. He used these skills with the collaboration of Dr. This accident remains mysterious masemoka the person who was driving the truck that killed Jafta Masemola disappeared into thin air.
This accident robbed the PAC of a leader of stature and credibility just a mere 6 months after his release from Robben Island and other prisons where he had spent over 26 years he was sentenced to life imprisonment on 2 July and released on 15 October Jafta died a staunch Africanist mzsemola Pan Africanist who did not only espouse Pan Africanism but believed in it. He was a tireless and relentless organizer who pursued the immediate aims and objectives of the PAC with courage and determination driven by its vision of the total liberation and unification of Africa from Cape to Cairo, Madagascar to Morocco.
Jafta Masemola – Wikidata
Johannesburg, Azania South Africa: Nothing is as frustrating in life as waking up eve This state of affairs Jafta Masemola would not have countenanced or accepted because he stood for the equitable distribution of wealth and the control of the resources of our country for the benefit of the African majority.
Delays maseemola Post Office contract not our own doing: Sedick Isaacs and others to create a master key to open all the doors of Robben Island prison and for this he was sent to solitary confinement for nine years. He spent over 26 years on Robben Island and in other prisons.