Friday, December 19, 2008

ANC veteran struggle hero dies

By Mandisi Tyulu
19 December 2008


ANC veteran Elizabeth Abrahams, known for her fight against injustice and the exploitation of workers, has died after a long illness at the age of 83.

The Western Cape ANC branch says Abrahams better known as Nana died at her home in Paarl on Wednesday. ANC spokesperson Garth Strachan says the ANC sends it condolences to family, comrades and friends of Elizabeth Abrahams.

“She played a fantastic role in the fight against Apartheid as well as a Trade Unionist, community activist and in the first democratic election of our country.”

She was honest, committed, dignify and icon for all of those that were in the struggle, says Strachan.

“She acted as a moral compass for other activists around her including Chris Hani, Archie Sibeko and Oscar Mapetha. He says Nana a former shop steward became a member of parliament and retired from office in 2000.”

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