ANC mourns passing of Tiego Moseneke

30th April 2023

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20 APRIL 2023


The African National Congress (ANC) is saddened and devastated by the tragic news of the

passing of Comrade Tiego Moseneke.

Death has robbed the people of South Africa and the liberation movement of a committed and

fearless activist who sacrificed his entire life for the freedom of his people. The people of South

Africa are eternally grateful to Comrade Tiego for his selfless service to the nation.

History will remember Comrade Tiego as a fearless and uncompromising President of AZASO,

an affiliate of the United Democratic Front (UDF) and a predecessor of the South African National

Student Congress (SANSCO) and South African Student Congress (SASCO). He belonged to

that generation of militant student activists who displayed ideological clarity in both their conduct

and articulation. This generation understood that they were members of their communities before

they were students.

Comrade Tiego was part of the fearless and death-defying Young Lions generation of President

OR Tambo which heeded the clarion call to make the country ungovernable and apartheid

unworkable. This is the generation that was inspired by the militant slogan: Freedom or death!

Victory is certain!

Like many of his generation, Comrade Tiego was detained and harassed by the apartheid security

forces for his involvement in the liberation struggle. However, like a true revolutionary, Comrade

Tiego remained resolute. He never wavered nor retreated in the face of the brutality and

harassment he suffered in the hands of a heartless regime.

Following the unbanning of the liberation movement, Comrade Tiego served in the first executive

committee of the then Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vaal (PWV), now Gauteng, where he served with

Comrades Tokyo Sexwale and Paul Mashatile, among others.

Comrade Tiego was also played a central role in the establishment of the Strategic Dialogue

Group and contributed to its programmes.

He remained a loyal member of the ANC and a distinguished servant of the people of South Africa

until his last breath. All freedom-loving people of South Africa will sorely miss this dedicated,

insightful and articulate servant of our revolution.

The ANC conveys its heartfelt condolences to his family, comrades and the broader democratic

movement. We wish them strength and fortitude during this moment of grief. We hope they will

find comfort in the knowledge that the entire nation shares in their pain.

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