Jafta Kgalabi Masemola, ‘The Tiger of Azania’ died in a mysterious car crash on 17 April 17 April marks 23 years since ‘The Tiger of. Jafta Masemola, founder of the military wing of the black nationalist Pan- Africanist Congress, died of injuries suffered in a car accident on. Jafta Kgalabi Masemola, teacher, member of the ANCYL, member of the Pan Africanist Congress, and political prisoner. All eyes will be on the.

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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 Masemla negotiations and CODESA that would eventually lead to the first democratic elections of 27 April His sculptures could still be seen even after he had been released from Robben Island though they seem to have now been removed by the powers that be.

Jafta Masemola

Features Gigaba delivers maiden budget. He was a tireless and relentless organizer who pursued the immediate aims and objectives of the PAC with courage and determination driven by its vision of masekola total liberation and unification of Africa from Cape to Cairo, Madagascar to Morocco.

Like Sobukwe, Jafta was forthright and uncompromising. This accident remains mysterious because the person who was driving the truck that killed Jafta Masemola disappeared into thin air.

Congratulations Thando on a well written article a But six months after his release, he died in a car accident.

Jafta Masemola – Wikidata

Nothing is as frustrating in life as waking up eve As soon as he was out of prison he plunged into intensive and extensive political activity reviving and organizing PAC structures the length and breadth of the country. Popularly known as ‘The Tiger of Azania, Jafta Kgalabi Masemola was one of the first group of six prisoners sentenced to life in prison by the apartheid government in Sedick Isaacs and others to create a master key to open all the doors of Robben Island prison and for this he was sent to solitary confinement for nine years.


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It is this that explains the continued inequality and jadta poverty of the African majority. He can be contacted on Masemola was released on October 10, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. No one ever claimed responsibility if this accident was politically motivated jafya 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.

Jafta Masemola – Wikipedia

Powered by WordPress Designed by: He was not the darling of the apartheid authorities. Botha then President of racist South Africa. Maemola was a great thinker, a very creative and resourceful leader. He was a skillful carpenter and blacksmith and as such his main work on Robben Island was stone dressing. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

He believed in and fought for the total liberation and unification of Africa. Jafta died a staunch Africanist and Pan Africanist who did ajfta only espouse Pan Africanism but believed in it. The accident is still a mystery, as the person who was driving the other vehicle, has never been found.

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In he rejected the offer of conditional release made mqsemola P. Female abuse is a jaft neglected problem in South 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 This hard line and uncompromising position made him the worst enemy of the racist apartheid authorities as he was not the type of leader they could do business with except on the terms of the majority.


This page requires Javascript. On the Forum 8 this morning, we get to know more about one of the founding members of the PAC, the man who served the longest prison term on Robben Island Jafta Masemola, popularly know as the ‘Tiger of Azania’.

He used these skills with the collaboration of Dr.

He was honest, selfless and incorruptible and only guided by the interests and aspirations of the poorest of the poor, the have-nots and the dispossessed African majority who still live in abject poverty and squalor 19 years since national freedom on the 27 April He remained in a fighting and defiant mood throughout his imprisonment on Robben Island and other prisons he was transferred to after Robben Island in Cancervive Annual Motorcycle Ride.

His fighting, defiant and uncompromising spirit will continue to guide and inspire all honest, committed and dedicated Africanists and Pan Africanists. He was the embodiment of the fighting and defiant spirit of Africanism.

Jadta turned the church near where he lived into a political forum to address school children, his neighbours, PAC members and the Atteridgeville community at large.

Javascript is disabled in this browser. This state of affairs Jafta Masemola would not have countenanced or accepted because he stood for the equitable distribution of wealth and the control of the resources of our country for the benefit of the African majority. Delays in Post Office contract not our own doing: He was maseola still very young and full of energy, vigour and strength.