African People’s Convention (APC) Leader Themba Godi has described founding PAC leader Robert Sobukwe as a total leader and a man with a mission.

Tuesday marks forty years since Sobukwe died of 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.

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.

Godi says, “I would describe Sobukwe as a complete leader. He was a man with a mission, magnetic personality, a man of such unsurpassed intellect. Sobukwe was the best that our struggle for freedom has produced.”

 

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