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.
The late Segage served the PAC in both the internal and external missions of the PAC during the height of the liberation struggle. He left the country for Botswana in the 1960’s and later proceeded to Zambia and Tanzania where he participated in the military wing of the PAC, Azanian People’s Liberation Army (APLA). He was later posted to Egypt where he served as the PAC Chief Representative.
After his brief in Egypt, he proceeded to Sweden where he continued to coordinate PAC activities. He returned to the country after 1994 political dispensation. Segage’s selfless contribution to the liberation of the African masses will always be remembered.
He will be laid to rest on Saturday 29th August 2009 in his birth township of Alexandra. The funeral service will take place at Sankopano, corner 12th and Selborne Street (next to Alexandra Stadium) at 09h00.
May his soul rest in peace.
By Jabulani Makhanya