Thursday, April 14, 2016

Memorial Service of the late political activist Clarence Makwetu will be held at Cofimvaba EC

Simamkele Vakaza
14 April 2016

A memorial service will be held in Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape today for former Pan Africanist Congress president, Clarence Makwetu. He died in a Queenstown hospital on April 1 after a long illness.

Makwetu‚ who was born in December 1928 in the Cofimvaba area of the Eastern Cape‚ was a political activist for 40 years from 1954 to 1996‚ when he retired from active politics.

Makwetu was the mechanism behind the formation of the PAC armed -political win, the Azanian People's Liberation Army.

The former PAC leader was awarded the Order of Luthuli in Silver by the Presidency for his contribution to the struggle for a non-racial‚ non-sexist‚ just and democratic South Africa.


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