Walter Sisulu (1912-2003)
May 5, 2003 6:17 PM   Subscribe

"You, Walter, are indeed like a miracle that God has made."
African National Congress veteran Walter Sisulu, born in 1912, the year the ANC was founded, has died, the ANC said on Monday. He's the guy who practiced law with Nelson Mandela and spent a lot of time in jail with him. I saw his cell, the prison courtyard and the quarry in which they toiled and laboured on Robben Island just a couple of weeks ago.
posted by tomcosgrave (4 comments total)
Another one of the giants. Rest in peace.
posted by plep at 11:08 PM on May 5, 2003

The ANC's Sisulu page.

'At 14 Sisulu left mission school to work. Between 1928 and 1940 he worked in a range of jobs: as a delivery man for a dairy; in the masonry and carpentry
department, then as a miner, of the Rose Deep Mine in Germiston; as a domestic; as a baker for Premier Biscuits; as a paint mixer for Herbert Evans in
Johannesburg; as a packer for a tobacconist; as a part-time teller at the Union Bank of South Africa, and after 1938 as an advertising salesperson and real estate
agent. '
posted by plep at 11:17 PM on May 5, 2003

Rest in peace, Walter Sisulu.
posted by ginz at 1:29 AM on May 6, 2003

From the local South African Papers:

Walter Sisulu's obituary from the Mail & Guardian.

Tributes pour in for Tata Sisulu from the Independent Group of Newspapers.
posted by PenDevil at 2:14 AM on May 6, 2003

« Older The   |   The Dirty Letters of James Joyce Newer »

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments