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EDITORIAL | Let Mlangeni’s legacy be the standard for future ...


EDITORIAL | Let Mlangeni’s legacy be the standard for future leaders

Those we elect, and decide to trust, will see him as a glimpse of history, so we must hold them to account


They were very telling words from President Cyril Ramaphosa on the death of the last remaining Rivonia trialist, 95-year-old Andrew Mekete Mlangeni.

Mlangeni was awarded Isithwalandwe/Seaparankwe  – the highest honour by the African National Congress for those who have made an outstanding contribution to the liberation struggle – in 1992, and received the Presidential Order for Meritorious Service: Class 1: Gold from President Nelson Mandela in 1999.

On the respected elder’s death, Ramaphosa said: “The passing of Andrew Mekete Mlangeni signifies the end of a generational history and places our future squarely in our hands.”..

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