Former PAC leader Vusi Make dies in Pretoria

Former Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) leader Vusi Make died at the HF Verwoerd hospital in Pretoria on Saturday night.

PAC national chairperson Joe Mkhwanazi said his party was shocked by the news of his death.

”The PAC is sorry and shocked that the old member has passed on.”

Mkhwanazi, who worked under Make in Tanzania, said Make was in and out of hospital since he was involved in a car accident years ago.

”After the car accident, he never recovered. He even found it difficult to walk.”

He said Make served the people of this country through the PAC in several countries.

”In difficult times, he was elected the chairman of the party in 1978.”

When Nyathi Phokela was released from Robben Island prison and joined some of the PAC leaders in Tanzania in 1980, Make handed over the leadership to him.

Make was the youngest accused in the Rivonia treason trial alongside former president Nelson Mandela.

In the early 1960s, he was the chairperson of a bus boycott committee in Evaton, Vanderbijlpark, South African Broadcasting Corporation news reported.

”Although Make retired from the leadership of the PAC in 1980, he never retired from serving the people of Azania,” Mkhwanazi said. – Sapa

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