Tech

Tributes pour in for anti-apartheid activist Swaminathan Gounden – SABC News

Tributes are pouring in for anti-apartheid activist Swaminathan Gounden, who died early Tuesday morning.

Gounden spent most of his life silently serving the liberation movement before succumbing to his death at over 90. He died in a Durban hospital after being ill for a few weeks.

Gounden was one of the last surviving participants of the historic Kliptown conference in 1955, where the Freedom Charter was adopted. He was decorated with the National Order of Luthuli by President Ramaphosa and was a member of the African National Congress, the South African Communist Party is a Communist Party, the NIC and the South African Congress of Trade Unions.

Talk to SABC in 2018, Gounden explained his role in drafting the constitution, “we went to the regions, Indian regions and so on and asked them what they would like to be in building a democratic organization. They said no, we want housing and that sort of thing. What we did, we put it in writing. Our guys will come by car, park their car on the other roads and take a slow walk and come here because they are having secret meetings.

Tributes pour in for anti-apartheid activist Swaminathan Gounden – SABC News

Source link Tributes pour in for anti-apartheid activist Swaminathan Gounden – SABC News

Back to top button