Tributes continue to pour in for struggle stalwart Denis Goldberg. Goldberg died on Wednesday, aged 87. He has been battling stage four lung cancer and a heart condition. He was as one of the Rivonia Trialists in the 1960s and was convicted alongside Nelson Mandela for treason.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed condolences at the passing of Rivonia Trialist and Esteemed Member of the Order of Luthuli Denis Theodore Goldberg. Goldberg received a National Order for his commitment to the struggle against apartheid and service to the people of South Africa.
“My thoughts are with Denis Goldberg’s family and his comrades around the country and around the world.
“This is a sad moment for our nation and a moment for all of us to appreciate Denis Goldberg’s brave dedication to our Struggle and his lifelong activism in the interest of – and in the physical presence of – poor and vulnerable communities around our country,” said Ramaphosa. ANC Veteran’s League president Snuki Zikalala says he’s deeply saddened by the passing of Goldberg.
“As veterans league, we want to send our deepest condolences to the Goldberg family we are really saddened by his untimely passing. This COVID-19 show us that SA is unequal society…and I think his passing away comes at a time when the ANC is re-energizing itself.
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