Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) stalwart Jaki Seroke says struggle veteran Zondeni Sobukwe's role in South Africa's history books can never be erased, describing her as a powerful figure in the country's political transition.
The 91-year-old, who was the wife of the late struggle veteran Robert Sobukwe passed away in the Western Cape in the early hours of Wednesday morning following a long illness.
Seroke says Sobukwe was never sidelined but chose to stay away from media attention.
Ma Sobukwe was not herself very favorable to working with the media and being a public person. She almost took a shy approach....but over the years and with time she came to be more open and closer to people she had confidence in.— Jaki Seroke, PAC stalwart
So it is not entirely that she was sidelined. Her footprint and her margin in the history books cannot be erased. We all know as a powerful figure behind what changed the struggle and what came into the democratic phase that we live in now.— Jaki Seroke, PAC stalwart
He says he and Sobukwe worked closely together to record her life story in a book.
I worked closely with her on a book project and she gave me her time about her stories, her life, how she lived...— Jaki Seroke, PAC stalwart
I will definitely put out the story out for all to see.— Jaki Seroke, PAC stalwart
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