SACP pays tribute to Namibian struggle stalwart Herman Toivo ya Toivo
TMG Digital | 2017-06-10 16:00:23.0
The late president Nelson Mandela with Namibian freedom struggle icon Herman Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo.
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The South African Communist Party has paid tribute to Namibian struggle stalwart Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo who died in Windhoek on Friday at the age of 93.
“Cde Toivo fought against apartheid oppression and was arrested and imprisoned on Robben Island for 16 years in the same section as former President Nelson Mandela for fighting for freedom and national independence.
After release from prison in 1984 he continued his activism in exile‚ Lusaka‚ Zambia as part of Swapo. He returned to Namibia in 1989 and served as a Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister. He retired from active politics in 2006‚” the SACP said.
The party called on African leaders to deepen the struggle to advance the African revolution in honour of liberation heroes such as Ya Toivo.
“Africa is not independent yet‚ because of persisting imperialist domination and capitalist exploitation of its resources and people. The masses of our people remain impoverished across the board‚ while a few‚ both national and foreign exploiters are becoming rich and richer out of the exploitation.
“The SACP is reiterating its call for African continental unity to continue and deepen the struggle to advance the African revolution in honour of the exceptional founders and leaders of our national liberation movements‚ of who Cde Toivo was one.”