Like Loading This accident remains mysterious because the person who was driving the truck that killed Jafta Masemola disappeared into thin air. No one ever claimed responsibility if this accident was politically motivated or simply reported the accident to the nearest police station if this was an innocent accident or wait at the scene of the accident until police or traffic cops arrive. This accident robbed the PAC of a leader of stature and credibility just a mere 6 months after his release from Robben Island and other prisons where he had spent over 26 years he was sentenced to life imprisonment on 2 July and released on 15 October His death also occurred at the time when PAC needed a strong leader of his caliber, credentials and track record especially on the eve of the All-Party negotiations and CODESA that would eventually lead to the first democratic elections of 27 April He was comparatively still very young and full of energy, vigour and strength.
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To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. Jafta Masemola, founder of the military wing of the black nationalist Pan-Africanist Congress, died of injuries suffered in a car accident on Tuesday, his sister said today.
He was 58 years old. The groups had been banned since Masemola who shared a house with him in Atteridgeville township near Pretoria. He died at the hospital. Masemola was imprisoned in and given a life sentence on July 2, , on a conviction for blowing up power lines and smuggling young men out of the country for guerrilla training. He was the second-longest-serving political prisoner after the African National Congress deputy president, Nelson Mandela, who was freed Feb.
Mandela and other organization leaders who were trying to set the group on a more confrontational road. Masemola joined the new Pan-Africanist Congress. He became the Pan-Africanist leader in his native Transvaal province. When both organizations were banned the next year, Mr. It carried out sabotage attacks on Government installations before Mr.
Like this: Like Loading He lost both his parents at an early age and was raised by his sister like one of her own children. The family moved to Marabastad and then to Atteridgeville in where he enrolled at De Jong Primary School and completed standard six in His first teaching post was in Atteridgeville where he worked on a temporary basis until he got a permanent post at Mmakau Primary School Rama in Western Transvaal. Rammopo Makhudu was principal.
Jafta Masemola, 58; Began Armed Wing Of Pan-Africanists
He lost both his parents at an early age and was raised by his sister. The family moved to Marabastad and then to Atteridgeville in where he enrolled at De Jong Primary School and completed standard six in His first teaching post was in Atteridgeville where he worked on a temporary basis until he got a permanent post at Mmakau Primary School Rama in Western Transvaal. He intertwined lessons with political education, thus influencing some of the children and as well as his colleagues at his school. As a result, some of his pupils became members of the PAC when they got to high school and were later incarcerated with him on Robben Island in The formed underground structure planned an armed revolt in
REMEMBER JAFTA KGALABI MASEMOLA