Dr Motsoko Pheko a champion of liberation

Dr Motsoko Pheko a champion of liberation

Reacting to the news of the passing of the former Pan African Congress (PAC) President Dr Motsoko Pheko (93) on Friday, 19 April 2024, President H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa has extended his condolences to the family, comrades and associates.

Dr Pheko played a crucial role in fighting the apartheid regime, and dedicated his life in fighting for the freedom of the oppressed and land dispossessed. He formerly served as the PAC Representative to the United Nations and as a Member of Parliament during his political career.

Some of his achievements include being a lawyer, author of 45 books, theologian, academic and historian.

“With the passing of Motsoko Pheko, we are grateful for the extended lifetime during which this son of Lesotho became a champion of our liberation struggle and fought for the rights of dispossessed and landless people who had endured colonialism and apartheid.

His diverse qualifications and interests made Motsoko Pheko an invaluable contributor to human development and the intellectual heritage of our nation and that of our continent whose causes and accomplishments were uppermost in his consciousness and activism. As we observe 30 Years of Freedom, we honour all individuals and political traditions who brought about the dispensation in which we live today and to whom we remain indebted,” said President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“May Motsoko Pheko rest in peace,” he concluded.


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