PAC stalwart Johnson Mlambo passes away from COVID-19 complications

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Former leader of the PAC’s military wing Johnson Mlambo has succumbed to COVID 19-related complications.

He was 80. Mlambo died in a Johannesburg hospital to which he was admitted on Friday.

Mlambo was secretary of the PAC’s Daveyton branch in 1960. After the banning of the party, he became active in the military wing’s insurrection activities.

Mlambo spent 20 years on Robben Island maximum-security prison.

On his release in 1983, the underground leadership deployed him to join the PAC’s mission in exile. Funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.

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