The forgotten activist

2008-04-26 00:00

Before 83-year-old Kistmah Chetty, known to friends and family as Lutchmee, died in October last year, she made sure that in her funeral notice it would be stated that she was a long-standing member of the African National Congress. She also wanted the ANC flag draped over her coffin. This did not happen because the new generation of activists do not know of her and failed to turn up at the funeral with the flag.

Reflecting on her life, Chetty’s family say they wish they had paid more attention to what she told them, as today they can only offer a disconnected picture of a story rich in history. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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