Samuel Pholoto: A class warrior who lived to see freedom in his lifetime

The trade unionist and activist belonged to a selfless class that invested in posterity rather than in personal fortune, and his cross-generational perspective made him a potent asset for the liberation movement

21 June 2020 - 00:00 By Sydney Mufamadi

After decades of sustained activism against apartheid tyranny, Marutane Samuel Pholoto lived to see what he thought he would never see — he witnessed the apartheid monstrosity being driven into a state of terminal decline. He saw and experienced freedom in his lifetime...

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