Saturday, 5 May 2012

Robert Mangaliso Sobuke-They poisoned him by Malaika wa Azania

by Malaika Wa Azania on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:41pm ·
Thirty-three years have gone past since the untimely death of a giant.Thirty-three years of mourning for a son of the Afrikan soil whose life was dedicated to the struggle for the liberation of the people of Azania.Thirty-three years spent by a nation waiting for an absolution that will never come...

On the 5th of December 1924,Hubert and Angelina Sobukwe brought into the world a son who would never die.The township of Graaff Reinet in the Eastern Cape welcomed into its oppressed belly an infant who would grow to become an immortal giant.


1940: Did his secondary schooling at a Methodist School in Graaff Reinet

1942: Matriculated at Healdtown,Eastern Cape

1946: Completed Teacher Training in Healdtown

1947: Enrolled for a Native Administration Degree,now referred to as Bachelor of Arts Degree,at Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape

1949: Elected as SRC President at Fort Hare University

1954: Married Veronica (nee Mathe) Sobukwe and blessed with children;Miliswa,Dinilesizwe and twins,Dalindjebo and Dedanizizwe

Was also appointed as a language assistant at Wits University in Johannesburg

1955: Enrolled for Bachelor of Arts Honours at Wits University

1958: Offered a lecturer position at Rhodes University,which he declined

1959: On the 6th of April,the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) was launched at Orlando Communal Hall in Soweto.Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe was elected its first President.

1960: On the 21st of March,the PAC,led by Sobukwe,led the Anti-Pass Campaign that led to the Sharpeville Massacre.

Sobukwe was arrested and detained.

1963: On the 3rd of May,Sobukwe was released and the "Sobukwe Clause" passed..."Detention without trial until this side of eternity"

1969: Released and banished to Kimberley in the Northern Cape

1970: Sobukwe registered for Law Studies

1975: Sobukwe qualified as an Attorney

1978: On the 27th of February,Sobukwe died of induced cancer in Kimberley

Sobukwe might have died,but his spirit and his legacy live on.
It is our responsibility as pan-Afrikanists to carry forward where this great man left off.It is our responsibility to ensure that the Azania that Sobukwe,Phama,Leballo,Mothopeng,Phokela and many more died fighting for,is realised.

The Afrikan people of South Afrika recognise themselves as part of one Afrikan nation,stretching from Cape to Cairo,Madagascar to Morocco,and pledge themselves to strive and work ceaselessly to find organisational expression for this nation in a merger of free,independent Afrikan states:a United States of Afrika,which will serve as an effective bulwark against the forces of imperialism,colonialism,herrenvolkism and tribalism,and as a sure lasting foundation for an Afrikanistic Socialist democracy.


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