Fri. Mar 31st, 2023


The anti apartheid activist, Frene Ginwala, who became the founding speaker of South Africa’s first democratically elected parliament, has died at the age of 90.

During the 1960s and 70s she lived in exile in Mozambique from where she helped many prominent members of the banned African National Congress (ANC) escape abroad.

Ms Ginwala also travelled around the world drawing international attention to the abuses of the apartheid era.

When white-minority rule ended with the election of Nelson Mandela in 1994, Ms Ginwala was appointed speaker of the National Assembly.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the country was mourning the passing of a formidable patriot.

By Joy

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