Tributes are continuing to pour in for the late South African ambassador to the United Nations Dumisani Kumalo.

Former President Thabo Mbeki says Kumalo was an unsung hero. He has described him as a beacon of hope and a dedicated man who did his work with passion to ensure the betterment of the lives of the people of South Africa.

Ambassador Kumalo worked closely with the former President during his tenure.

On retirement, Kumalo became the first Chief Executive Officer of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation.

“Not many people in the country know about what he did in terms of the struggle to liberate South Africa and the struggle to construct South Africa. I think it’s not many people who would be familiar with the contribution that he made in regard to those issues. That’s why I would describe him as an unsung hero and then of course, while he was in the United States he was very central to the mobilisation; to the building up; the development of the US anti-apartheid movement which became very powerful.”

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