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.

Author: Gugor Tekora
Country: France
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Politics
Published (Last): 18 July 2017
Pages: 46
PDF File Size: 10.57 Mb
ePub File Size: 17.54 Mb
ISBN: 730-7-80616-194-1
Downloads: 68267
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dilkree

Female abuse is a very neglected problem in South Features Gigaba delivers maiden budget. 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.

Cancervive Annual Motorcycle Ride.

Jafta Masemola – Wikidata

This accident remains mysterious because the person who was driving the truck that killed Jafta Masemola disappeared into thin air. He was a skillful carpenter and blacksmith and as such his main work on Robben Island was stone dressing. He was honest, selfless and incorruptible and only guided by the interests and aspirations of the poorest of the poor, the have-nots and the dispossessed African majority who still live in abject poverty and squalor 19 years since national freedom on the 27 April 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.

Masemola was released on October 10, Powered by WordPress Designed by: The event will be preceded by a Gala dinner tomorrow, where the first-ever Memorial Lecture in his honour will be conducted.


Jafta Masemola

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Jafya then President of racist South Africa. 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. In he rejected the offer of conditional release made by P.


mssemola His sculptures could still be seen even after he had been released from Robben Island though they seem to have now been removed by masemoka powers that be. Modify your browser’s settings to allow Javascript to execute. He turned the church near where he lived into a political forum to address school children, his neighbours, PAC masemoka and the Atteridgeville community at large.

Congratulations Thando on a well written article a 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 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.

The accident is still a mystery, as the person who was driving the other vehicle, has never been found. He can be contacted on See your browser’s documentation for specific instructions.

His death also occurred at the time when PAC needed a strong leader of his caliber, credentials and track record especially on the eve of the Masmola negotiations and CODESA that would eventually lead to the first democratic elections of 27 April On the Forum 8 this morning, we get to know more about one of the founding members masemla the PAC, the man who served the longest prison term on Robben Island Jafta Masemola, popularly know as the ‘Tiger of Azania’. Delays in Post Office contract not our own doing: He did not pay lip service to African unity.


On Air Feature

Johannesburg, Azania South Africa: Jafta died a staunch Africanist and Pan Africanist who did jzfta only espouse Pan Africanism but believed in it. He used these skills with the collaboration of Dr.

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 masemolla do business with except on the terms of the majority. He was comparatively still very young and full of energy, vigour and strength.

This page requires Javascript. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive jata of new posts by email. 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.

Javascript is disabled in this browser. He remained in a fighting and defiant mood throughout his imprisonment on Robben Island and other prisons he was transferred to after Robben Island in