A veteran member of the ANC Dumisani Kumalo died at the age of 71, the party confirmed on Sunday. According to a statement, the diplomat has passed away peacefully at home in the company of his relatives and friends.
Kumalo diligently served the country as the SA permanent representative to the United Nations (UN). Before that, in 1977 he was forced into exile from his country for his anti-apartheid activities
“While on asylum in the United States, he continued his political activity as a project director at the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) and its sister organisation, the Africa Fund from 1979 to 1997, playing a key role in the mobilisation of American sanctions against the racist apartheid regime. Kumalo’s actions culminated in the racist regime being hauled to the UN Security Council in the 80s,” the party said.
The ANC extended its condolences to the Ambassador’s family as well as fellow companions, who helped Kumalo in the fight for liberation of the oppressed.