The African National Congress (ANC) is saddened to announce the untimely passing of Comrade Songezo Mjongile who was affectionately known by his clan name “Madiba”. The movement learnt of his loss with such profound sadness.
Comrade Songezo passed on peacefully in the evening hours on Thursday, the 17th of September 2020, at his family home in Morningside; Johannesburg surrounded by his wife and loved ones.
Comrade Songezo Mjongile from an early age joined the masses of our people in the struggle against the oppressive apartheid regime. He became an activist in the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) and was later elected its President.
He continued his life of activism in the ranks of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) rising through the ranks and elected to the National Executive and National Working Committees of the ANCYL.
Comrade Songezo, through his selfless and dedicated activism, went on to be elected as the Provincial Treasurer and later Provincial Secretary of the African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape.
Around the 29th August 2020, the ANC learnt that Cde Songezo had been diagnosed with Colon Cancer in April 2020 and amongst his last wishes was “to contribute to the renewal of the ANC and the success of the National Democratic Revolution (NDR).
This was a reflection of the commitment Comrade Songezo had to the ANC, the Mass Democratic Movement (MDM) structures and to the broader society of South Africa.
Hamba Kahle Madiba, Yem-Yem, Sopitjo, Velbembhentsele, Zodwa zintshaba zingasoze zimemenze’nto!
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