- Pule “Boutros” Mlambo, a senior staff member at Luthuli House for the African National Congress, has passed away aged 59 after a short illness
- He is remembered for his long career with the ANC, starting from when he was a youth activist in the 1980s
- Mlambo is also a founder of the Congress of SA Students (COSAS), which formed part of the SA Youth Congress
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JOHANNESBURG - Pule “Boutros” Mlambo, a senior staff member at Luthuli House for the African National Congress (ANC), has passed away aged 59 after a short illness. He is remembered for his long career with the ANC, starting from when he was a youth activist in the 1980s.
Pule Mabe, the national spokesperson for the ANC, said Mlambo was an underground Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) operative during apartheid. He is also a founder of the Congress of SA Students (COSAS), which formed part of the SA Youth Congress.
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After political parties were unbanned in 1990, the ANC rebranded its youth league (ANCYL) to include COSAS along with other progressive youth organisations, The Sowetan reports.
Mlambo's legacy in the ANC
Mlambo helped to organise the Soweto Civic Association towards the end of the 1980s, eventually serving as its secretary after the 1995 internal election. He also served the Johannesburg community for a great part of his life.
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The late ANC veteran was the metropolitan council's public relations councillor and then became the ANC's regional secretary for the Greater Johannesburg Region, according to TimesLIVE. He is survived by his wife, Ausi Mapholo.
“In Comrade Pule Mlambo, the ANC has lost a disciplined and dependable cadre who went beyond the call of duty to ensure the movement fulfils its role of being the leader of society,” said Mabe.
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South Africans react to Mlambo's passing
"Yoh I hope this guy did not die of stress. Not being paid can have dire consequences. My condolences to his family."
"The stress of not getting a salary for so long, shame."
"We’ve lost a great leader, and a phenomenal brother in Pule. Will forever miss him for our conversations and life lessons. May his soul Rest In Power."
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He encouraged South Africans to know the difference. The president said that most of what the public believes to be true stories about corruption are lies and that the State Capture Report confirms the exact individuals who engaged in corrupt activities.
These claims have caused Ramaphosa to be criticised by the public as many people feel that the president should recognise the corruption in his party and hold those responsible accountable.
Source: Briefly News