Reaction to the Passing of Clarence Mlamli Makwetu

On behalf of Veronica Zodwa Sobukwe and the Sobukwe family, the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust and its trustees would like send our condolences to the Makwetu family. uTatu Clarance Mlamli Makwetu was a family friend, and he was a pillar of support to the family, especially to Mrs. Sobukwe during difficult times. The loss of a leader the calibre of utatuMakwetu will be felt not only by the Makwetu family but by the nation as a whole. He was a leader with no excuses to give; he fought for the least of our people, and led those that had nothing to lose. He has truly served, suffered, and sacrificed for this glorious continent.

The negotiated settlement in this country brought with it a number of challenges and it called for very brave men and women to make very difficult decisions and Mr. Makwetu was able to rise to the occasion on a number of instances. The selfless leadership that this noble son of the soil embodied is in desperate need at this time in our continent.

We would like to say to the Makwetu family, find comfort in knowing the legacy of this African giant will forever live on.

Sithi lalangoxolo Zikhali, Jojo, Tiyeka.