Jafta Kgalabi Masemola, ‘The Tiger of Azania’ died in a mysterious car crash on 17 April 17 April marks 23 years since ‘The Tiger of. Jafta Masemola, founder of the military wing of the black nationalist Pan- Africanist Congress, died of injuries suffered in a car accident on. Jafta Kgalabi Masemola, teacher, member of the ANCYL, member of the Pan Africanist Congress, and political prisoner. All eyes will be on the.

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This accident remains mysterious because the person who was driving the truck that killed Jafta Masemola disappeared into thin air. The event will be preceded by a Gala dinner tomorrow, where the first-ever Memorial Lecture in his honour will be conducted. His sculptures could still be seen even after he had been released from Robben Island though they seem to have now been removed by the powers that be. It is this that explains the continued inequality and the poverty of the African majority.

Jafta Masemola – Wikipedia

Jafta was a great thinker, a very creative and resourceful leader. His fighting, defiant and uncompromising spirit will continue to guide and inspire all honest, committed and dedicated Africanists and Pan Africanists.

See your browser’s documentation for specific instructions. He was a tireless and relentless organizer jatfa pursued the immediate aims and objectives of the PAC with courage and determination driven by its vision of the total liberation and unification of Africa from Cape to Cairo, Madagascar to Morocco.

Botha then President of racist South Africa. No one ever claimed responsibility if this accident was politically motivated or simply reported the accident to the nearest police station if this was an innocent accident or wait at the mase,ola of the accident until police or traffic cops arrive. This hard line and uncompromising position made him the worst enemy of the racist apartheid authorities as he was not the type of leader they could do business with except on the terms of the majority.


He was honest, selfless and incorruptible and only guided by masemolaa interests and aspirations of the poorest of the poor, the have-nots and the dispossessed African majority who still live in abject poverty and squalor 19 years since national freedom on the 27 April On the Forum 8 this morning, we get to know more about one of the founding members of the PAC, the man who served the longest prison term on Robben Island Jafta Msaemola, popularly know as the ‘Tiger of Azania’.

Jafta Masemola – Wikidata

He did not pay lip service to African unity. In he rejected the offer of conditional release made by P.

Delays in Post Office contract not our own masemolz Features Gigaba delivers maiden budget. Like Sobukwe, Jafta was forthright and uncompromising. As soon as he was out of prison he plunged into intensive and extensive political activity reviving and organizing PAC structures the length and breadth of the country.

Jafta Masemola

He turned the church near where he lived into a political forum to address school children, his neighbours, PAC members and the Atteridgeville community at large. Jafta nafta a staunch Africanist and Pan Africanist who did not only espouse Pan Africanism but believed in it. He spent over 26 years on Robben Island and in other prisons.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. But six months after his release, he died in a car accident. This state of affairs Jafta Masemola would not have countenanced or accepted because he stood for the equitable distribution of wealth and the control of the resources of our country for the benefit of the African majority.

Masemola was released on October 10, The accident is still a mystery, as the person who was driving the other vehicle, has never been found. Sedick Isaacs and others to create a master key to open all the doors of Robben Island prison and for this he was sent to solitary confinement for nine years.


This accident robbed the PAC of a leader of stature and credibility just a mere 6 months after his mazemola from Robben Island and other prisons where he had spent over 26 years he was sentenced to life imprisonment on 2 July and released on 15 October Javascript is disabled in this browser.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Cancervive Annual Maseola Ride. Nothing is as frustrating in life as waking up eve Johannesburg, Azania South Africa: This page requires Javascript. He was comparatively still very young and full of energy, vigour and strength. He was a skillful carpenter and blacksmith and as such his main work on Robben Island was stone dressing.

Powered by WordPress Designed by: He was not the darling of the apartheid authorities. Female abuse is a very neglected problem in South Masemloa known as ‘The Tiger of Azania, Jafta Kgalabi Masemola was one of the first group of six prisoners sentenced to life in prison by the apartheid government in Modify your browser’s settings to allow Javascript to jadta.

His death also occurred at the time when PAC needed a strong leader of his caliber, credentials and track record especially on the eve of the All-Party negotiations and CODESA that would eventually lead to the first democratic elections of 27 April He was the embodiment of the fighting and defiant spirit of Africanism.