The Congress of South African Trade Unions is saddened to hear about the death of another struggle stalwart Cde Zola Sikweyiya after battling ill-health for some time. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.
Cde Skweyiya will be remembered as a fearless and straight talking activist, who loved his country and fought relentlessly against the tyranny of white minority rule. He belongs to that generation that was prepared to take head on the evil apartheid regime and that showed moral courage and commendable defiance even in the face of physical violence and death.
The people of South Africa owe people like Cde Zola Skweyiya a lot of gratitude for fighting the apartheid dictatorship without flinching. He has left an indelible mark as an activist, a diplomat and crusader for social justice.
We salute him as the working class for his contribution in championing the cause of freedom. We lower our banners in honour of this courageous struggle veteran. We remain inspired by his bravery and unflinching dedication to the cause of our liberation .
May his soul rest in peace!
Issued by COSATU
Sizwe Pamla (Cosatu National Spokesperson)
Tel: 011 339 4911
Fax: 011 339 5080
Cell: 060 975 6794