I met “Gqobs”, as he was affectionately called for the first time in Maseru, Lesotho in March 1963. It was at night time! He was with comrades like T.M. Ntantala, P.K. Leballo, Gason Ndlovu and Elliot Mfaxa.
Hamilton Keke belongs to a rare breed of African revolutionaries in this country, too many to mention. They include our Kings who led the anti-colonial Battles of Thaba Bosiu, Sandile’s Kop, Keiskama Hoek, Isandlwana, Blood River and in numerous other battlefields “where they fell before the bullets of the foreign invader,” as the Defier of the Undefiable, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe would put it.
Comrade Parker Segage from Alexandra township in Johannesburg has fallen on Thursday 20th August 2009, at the age of 71, after a long illness. The late Segage was born in Alexandra on 23rd March 1938. Segage went to Kilnerton College were he was taught by Dr Mogoba, former President of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania, among others. Segage was a committed freedom fighter for life, and served the poor African masses through the PAC at various levels and fronts.
Comrade Jeffery Sedi Modise will be remembered as a shining light at time when darkness…