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.