Obituary: Simon Gqubule, respected theologian and educationist who threw the book at apartheid

19 June 2016 - 02:00
By Chris Barron

The Rev Dr Simon Gqubule, who has died in Port Elizabeth at the age of 88, was a widely respected church leader, theologian, educationist and thorn in the side of the apartheid system.His influence over young black intellectuals was regarded as a threat to the established order by the governments of John Vorster, Kaiser Matanzima and Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

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