South African’s National Liberation Movement
ANC PAYS HOMAGE TO PULE MLAMBO
The African National Congress is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of a Senior staffer in the Office of the Secretary General (SGO) at Luthuli House, Comrade Pule ‘Boutros’ Mlambo. He passed away on Monday, 10 January 2022, at the age of 59, following a short illness.
Comrade Mlambo served the organisation at various levels, including being an underground operative of Umkhonto WeSizwe at a time when the might of the vicious apartheid regime was at it’s peak and was jailed for his political activities.
He was instrumental in the establishment of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) and later became part of the Soweto Youth Congress which was part of South African Youth Congress (SAYCO) – an umbrella body of numerous other progressive youth formations ,instrumental in the relaunching and rebuilding of the ANCYL in 1991 after the unbanning of political formations. During the late 80’s , he was an organiser of the Soweto Civic Association (SCA) and was elected its Secretary in 1995. Comrade Mlambo also served as a PR Councillor in the Johannesburg metropolitan council. He also served as the Regional Secretary of the ANC of Greater Johannesburg Region.
In Comrade Pule Mlambo, the ANC has indeed lost a disciplined and dependable cadre who went beyond the call of duty to ensure that the movement fulfils its role of being the leader of society.
We extend our sincere condolences to Comrade Pule Mlambo’s wife Ausi Mapholo, the entire family, friends, colleagues and comrades. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
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