Sobukwe who was diagnosed with lung cancer, died at the Kimberley Hospital on the 27th of February 1978 after his lungs collapsed.
He was jailed for three years by the apartheid government for incitement after he organised the March against pass laws to Sharpville on the 21 March 1960.
Sobukwe was kept in jail and re-sentenced through a law called, the Sobukwe clause until he was banished to Galeshewe in Kimberley in 1969.
PAC Leader Luthando Mbinda says, “The offices in Kimberly where Sobukwe was practising as a lawyer, they are being renovated as we speak, then the Kimberly hospital, we have submitted an application that the Hospital should be named after Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. We are just hoping that those that are in charge of effecting those changes will make sure that at least,-it’s the only way we can remember Sobukwe.”
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