Azapo stalwart Thabo Mafihla dies

2013-01-10 10:08

Johannesburg - Azanian People's Organisation (Azapo) stalwart and former Highveld East Municipality manager Thabo Mafihla, has died, the party said on Thursday.

He was president of the party's youth wing, Azayo, a recruiter for Azanla, its military wing, and a founder member of Atteridgeville-Saulsville Residents' Association, read a statement.

"He further spearheaded the launch of various Azapo branches in the Tshwane region.

"Like all struggle veterans from the liberation movement, Thabo Mafihla was a constant target of the apartheid security branch police.

"He spent quite some time in detention, suffered brutal police harassment and spent sleepless nights in hiding from the apartheid police force - his only sin being his undying commitment for Azapo and the love for his people and community."

A memorial service for Mafihla, who died on Sunday, is scheduled to be held at 14:00 on Thursday at Ramushu Hall in Atteridgeville.

  • tebalob - 2013-01-10 10:31

    May the soul of this son of AZANIA rest in peace.

  • warwick.railton.7 - 2013-01-10 10:36


      womba.wonder - 2013-01-10 12:08

      Thabo someone...

      UncleShep - 2013-01-10 13:00

      Its... Thabo Mafihla...Azanian People's Organisation (Azapo) stalwart....morons!!!!

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-10 11:12

    we are slowly losing the true freedom fighter not tender fighters

  • les.nakin - 2013-01-10 11:21

    I met Thabo as a student at Unin Qwa2 in the early 90s. Though we difered politically he was a great guy, it's sad 2 hear of his passing. May his soul rest in peace

  • vusi.bongwe - 2013-01-10 16:43

    We lost a dear friend, a comrade, a brother, a business partner, a mentor of note and a real brother of the soil. From Vusi Bongwe and others friends.

  • vusi.bongwe - 2013-01-10 16:44

    We lost a dear friend, a comrade, a brother, a business partner, a mentor of note and a real brother of the soil

  • derrick.manamela - 2013-01-13 05:42

    May the spirit of this fallen hero,son of the soil, my beloved brother,my inspirator,find eternal peace with the ancestors. Amandla. Derrick Manamela from Mokopane

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