COSATU mourns the passing of MKMVA leader Cde Kebby Maphatsoe

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) mourns the sad passing of the MKMVA leader Comrade, Kebby Maphatsoe. We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and his colleagues.

Comrade Kebby Maphatsoe was a passionate fighter for social justice, and he was part of a select cadreship that left the country to fight the evil apartheid regime. After coming back, he continued to serve the ANC and the people of South Africa in government and outside of government.

He was a man who was passionate, and who also spoke his mind without fear. In honour of cadres like Cde Maphatsoe, we need to expedite the political programme of advancing the struggle to transform our society and to inspire all those fighting for freedom in South Africa and around the world.

We need to focus on the full and speedy implementation of policies to transform our economy, to create jobs and redistribute the country`s wealth and for a radical programme for economic reconstruction, in line with the Freedom Charter.

May his soul Rest in Peace!

Issued by COSATU

Sizwe Pamla (COSATU National Spokesperson) Cell:060 975 6794