‘Mother of Azania’ deserves much better

Today, July 27 2017, marks the 90th birthday of Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, the ignored and discarded “Mother of Azania” who has endured unspeakable suffering, struggle and pain for most of her years.

The Sobukwe family as a whole has suffered and continues to endure dreadful pain, none of them more so than Mama Sobukwe who has benefited little-to-nothing from her husband’s estate, properties or titanic legacy.

On her 90th birthday this story in its entirety is one of the great tragedies of our times.

Thando Sipuye is a historian and social scientist, an executive member of The Ankh Foundation, the Blackhouse Kollective and the Africentrik Study Group based at the University of Sobukwe (Fort Hare)

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