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ANC mourns passing of Cde Mochubela "Wezi" Seekoe

20 November 2017

The African National Congress sends its heartfelt condolences to the Seekoe family following the passing of Comrade Mochubela "Wezi" Seekoe at the Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg last week.

A dedicated freedom fighter, Comrade Wezi went into exile in Botswana and also Tanzania in the late 1960s. His next stop was in Cuba, where he spent most of his time as a student. Back in Africa, he worked with the former ANC Treasurer General, Comrade Moses Kotane, at the ANC Office in Tanzania.

An intellectual of note, Comrade Wezi was sent to the study in the Soviet Union where he obtained a Doctorate in Nuclear Physics. Following the attainment of political freedom in South Africa, he was deployed as South African Ambassador to Russia and served in that position for two terms.

A selfless leader and a dedicated cadre who served the movement over an unbroken period of 40 years, Comrade Wezi was elected as the first Deputy Secretary General of the ANC Veterans' League at its inaugural Conference. In 2012, he was appointed to serve in the Electoral Commission ahead of the 53rd ANC National Conference. The Commission was mandated by the then ANC National Executive Committee to oversee and ensure a democratic, free and fair election process of the ANC leadership.

The ANC extends its sympathies to the family, friends and comrades of Comrade Mochubela "Wezi" Seekoe's passing. Our movement is much poorer for his passing. May his soul rest in eternal peace!

Issued by the African National Congress

Zizi Kodwa
082 330 4910
National Spokesperson

Khusela Sangoni
072 854 5707
National Communications Manager