ANC In Shock As Another Top Leader DIES From Covid-19
The Covid-19 disease has really bruised the African National Congress (ANC) since it started its course in March 2020, a vaudeville of its ordinariry, stalwarts and revolutionaries have succumbed to the deadly virus which is seemingly unabating as per its trajectory.
This morning the ANC and the broader South African society is again in great shock following the untimely passing of one of history’s most important persons in so far as the mass democratic movement is concerned.
According to a confirmation by the newly-appointed minister of health Dr Joseph Phaahla this morning – Dr Dan Sechaba Montsitsi has sadly passed away from complications related to the Covid-19 disease.
“Before I went to bed late last night, I got a very distressing message that one of my very own old comrades and colleague, comrade Dan Sechaba Motsistsi, passed away last night,” Phaahla said.
Montsitsi, was revolutionary colussus who was at the forefront of the student march against the use of Afrikaans in June 1976. At the time Dr Montsitsi was one of the fearless young leaders of the Soweto Student Representative Council which ensured that particular historic march happened.
Subsequent to his participation in that particular march, the Apartheid security forces ensured he was incarcerated along with four other Whites students, but he was sent to Robben for three years until 1979. This was were he was tortured and beaten severely but remained resolute.
The 67-years-old fought for the struggle until his last breath, as during the height of State Capture under the tumultuous tenure of former President Jacob Zuma, the revered Dr Montsitsi was invariably calling out his fellow comrades in the struggle for stealing the future of the country and its young people.
One time he was quoted almost ipsissima verba labeling the current crop of leaders in ANC “thugs & thieves who were merely masquerading as revolutionaries while they steal from the poor.”
Cogta MEC in Gauteng, Lebogang Maile waxed lyrical about the significant contribution Dr Montsitsi made in the struggle, saying that he was a dedicated struggle icon who pioneered the students youth struggles.
“We mourn the passing of Cde Dan Montsisi, of the 1976 detachment. He was one of the pioneers of the students & youth struggles. A dedicated servant of the people. We convey heartfelt condolences to the family. May his revolutionary soul rest in eternal peace and rise in glory,” he said.
As the youth of today, perhaps we should take a back seat and reflect if really we are actively participating in the politics in our country, it boggles one’s mind that people like Dr Montsitsi who was in their early twenties could put their lives on the line for the emancipation of the broader youth.
The present day youth particularly in the ANC gets enmeshed in the dirty politics of the stomach advanced by their senior leaders. There is hardly any ideological orientation governing the minds of young people as the 1976 generation was.
The OnlineNewzBible team sends its most sincere condolences to Dr Montsitsi’s family, may his soul Repose Peacefully.
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