Neville Alexander dies aged 75

Cape Town - Former revolutionary and struggle hero Dr Neville Alexander has died at the age of 75, according to reports on Monday.

Alexander, who was imprisoned on Robben Island with Nelson Mandela for 10 years on a charge of conspiracy to commit sabotatge, was best known as a proponent of a multilingual South Africa. He was a co-founder of the National Liberation Front and a director of the South African Committee for Higher Education.

University of the Free State rector Professor Jonathan Jansen paid tribute to Alexander on Twitter, saying: "One of South Africa's few true revolutionaries just died; activist and intellectual, Dr Neville Alexander."

Author and columnist Max du Preez also paid tribute on Twitter: "Neville Alexander was one of the greatest sons of our soil, a man of great integrity & bravery and an unusual intellect."

Alexander was born in Cradock in the Eastern Cape in 1936.

- Wikipeda entry.

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