Anti-Apartheid Activist Don Mattera Passes Away, Tributes Pour In for Former Poet: “He Loved His Country”

Anti-Apartheid Activist Don Mattera Passes Away, Tributes Pour In for Former Poet: “He Loved His Country”

  • Anti-apartheid activist Don Mattera passed away on Monday and tributes are continuing to pour in on the timeline for the legendary poet
  • The former journalist and author trended when the news of his death was announced as many citizens remembered him for the role he played in fighting apartheid
  • Politicians such as President Cyril Ramaphosa and Tito Mboweni also sent heartfelt condolences to the 86-year-old's family

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South Africans took to social media to share heartfelt tributes after the news of Don Mattera's passing was announced. The legendary poet and author passed away on Monday, 18 July.

Don Mattera has passed away
Anti-apartheid activist Don Mattera has died. Image: @fanamokoena
Source: Twitter

The former journalist is being remembered on the timeline for his contribution to fighting apartheid. The anti-apartheid activist's name trended on social media when the news of his passing surfaced.

Mzansi President Cyril Ramaphosa also took to Twitter to share his condolences to the 86-year-old's family.

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ZAlebs reports that Mattera was expected to be laid to rest according to his Islamic beliefs. Scores of politicians and ordinary citizens also took to the micro-blogging app to pay tribute to the late political stalwart.

@tito_mboweni said:

"Go well Kokwana! MHSRIP and Rise in Glory. Don Mattera, poet, activist, humanitarian, community person, non-racist and actually a real human being. Kokwana!"

@TamboFoundation wrote:

"The Tambo Foundation is devastated to learn of the passing of veteran poet & activist, Don Mattera. Mattera leaves behind an incredible body of work spanning decades. 'I would like to be remembered as a man who loved his country & his people'. May the soul of this giant RIP."

@DeborahDhladhla commented:

"We're losing good people, may his soul RIP."

@MaphothomaMaria added:

"May his revolutionary soul rest in perfect peace."

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In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Jamie Bartlett's girlfriend Rosa Onious took to social media to wish the late actor a happy heavenly birthday. The stunner remembered the former Rhythm City star on his birthday on 9 July.

It was the first time that Rosa spent the popular thespian's birthday without him. He would have turned 56 this year. The star passed away on 23 May.

Rosa took to Instagram to share videos they took in their happy times. She also penned a lengthy post. According to TshisaLIVE, the stunner recalled how the couple celebrated his birthday with their kids.

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