Obituary

Dinilesizwe Sobukwe: 'So this is what happened to the African dream?'

09 June 2019 - 00:00 By LIN SAMPSON

Dinilesizwe Sobukwe died in a Port Elizabeth hospital on Wednesday. He was the son of liberation icon Robert Sobukwe and the founder of the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust, an intellectual retreat and community centre in Graaff-Reinet where Sobukwe snr was born.

Over the years we often spoke about the book he was writing on his father. Dinilesizwe had a kind of wisdom that was flavoured with deprecating humour. He would say things like: "My father used to always say, 'Don't walk with your head down, have pride, walk with your head up because everything in this continent belongs to you.' "..

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