ANC mourns Tom Boya's death

2013-04-13 18:30
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Johannesburg - The African National Congress on Saturday added its voice among those mourning the death of former Nafcoc vice-president Tom Boya.

"He was a visible leader in business and business organisations. Mr Boya played a prominent role in Nafcoc as its vice president and as well as the president of the South African Leisure and Tourism," said ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu.

"His activism spanned education, civic issues and sport. We believe that he played an important role in advancing development in areas that were previously neglected by the erstwhile apartheid government."

Boya - who was also the president of the SA Leisure and Tourism Association - died on Friday at the age of 62 after a long illness.

Boya was the first vice-president of the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nafcoc) at the time of his death.

"He was a well-respected community and business leader who played a significant role in black business... and in the reorganisation of Nafcoc," the group's president Joe Hlongwane said in a statement.

"...We wish to express [our] deepest condolences to the Boya family... [he was] one of the most prolific leaders in black business."

'Golden-hearted'

Hlongwane said Boya's activism in the black business sector dated back to the early 80s where he played an active role in the chamber movement in Limpopo as a civic leader.

Boya was also the former mayor of Daveyton, chairperson of the Northern Province Community College, chairman of the Daveyton Adult Centre and president of the Polokwane Rugby Club.

The ANC Youth League in Limpopo sent its condolences to the Boya family.

It said Boya was "golden-hearted" and passionate about the well-being of society.

Provincial spokesman Klaas Nono Mabunda said: "His life is well lived and surely the angels are happy to have him in their midst to help watch over us."

- SAPA

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