• All Share : 49966.7997
    UP 1.71%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 44383.7375
    UP 1.74%
    Financial 15 : 16432.9949
    UP 1.24%
    Industrial 25 : 64049.2053
    UP 1.59%
    Resource 10 : 36075.2531
    UP 3.51%

  • ZAR/USD : 13.3016
    UP 1.24%
    ZAR/GBP : 20.4398
    ZAR/EUR : 14.8719
    UP 0.16%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1089
    UP 0.93%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.542
    UP 0.10%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1125.83
    Platinum US$/oz : 1003.45
    Silver US$/oz : 14.54
    Palladium US$/oz : 566
    Brent Crude : 49.81

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Sun Aug 30 17:54:30 SAST 2015

Zuma pays tribute to Alf Khumalo

Sapa | 22 October, 2012 17:00
Crowds outside the court at the Rivonia Trial, which began in October 1963. The ANC used the case to attract international attention to its cause.
Image by: Alf Kumalo

Photographer Alf Khumalo was an outstanding individual and a great South African, President Jacob Zuma on Monday.

Kumalo, 82, died of renal failure in a Johannesburg hospital on Sunday.

"He was a meticulous photographer and his work will live on forever as a monument to the people's resilience and fortitude in the face of oppression and apartheid. We have lost a great South African," Zuma said in a statement.

Kumalo received the National Order of Ikhamanga and several other awards, including the prestigious Nat Nakasa Award.

"On behalf of government and the whole nation, I wish to convey our deepest condolences to the Kumalo family and friends. May his soul rest in peace," said Zuma.

Parliament's portfolio committee on arts and culture said the country had been robbed of one of its celebrated artists and it called on people to support his photography school.

"We hope that his work will serve as an inspiration to budding photo-journalists and artists so they can also have fulfilling careers," said chairwoman Thandile Sundusa.

Political parties praised Kumalo's contribution to documenting the country's history.

The Congress of the People said Kumalo had fought apartheid through the camera lens.

"He made sure messages were communicated to the masses through artistic expression and images. He played a big role in the political struggle," it said in a statement.

"It is painful to note that he has left us. He will be deeply missed in photo-journalism, with his trademark panama [hat]," said Inkatha Freedom Party Gauteng spokesman Bonginkosi Dlamini.

The National Press Club said it had been honoured to have Kumalo as a judge in the photographic category of its Journalist of the Year competition for a number of years.


If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.