The Pan African Congress (PAC) says various activities to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its founding leader Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe will take place this week.

Tuesday will mark exactly 40 years since the death of Sobukwe at the Kimberley Hospital in the Northern Cape.

He died of lung complications after battling with lung cancer.

He was sentenced to three years imprisonment in 1960 for incitement following a protest against the apartheid pass laws on the 21st March in Sharpeville, Gauteng.

Upon his first release he was re-sentenced through the introduction of what was called the Sobukwe clause to keep him in jail.

After his release from Robben Island in 1969, Sobukwe was banished to Galeshewe in Kimberley.

PAC Leader Luthano Mbinda says there will be Sobukwe lectures: “Even we have received an invitation from Forte Hare… As you know we want that Forte Hare to be named after Mangaliso Rober Sobukwe. There will be a seminar on the 27th of February to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Prof. Even the Nelson Mandela University, they are having a Sobukwe lecture on the 27th from six o’ clock. So I will be attending both of them to represent the Pan Africanist Congress.”