Just earlier this week, the African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal announced deaths of 4 Prominent leaders, whom died from Covid-19 related complications, the party has again been rocked by death of another high-profile leader.
According to Independent Online News’ reliable sources, ANC political bigwig and former MEC for Agriculture, Dr Meshack Radebe has died earlier today at his home in Manqonqo at the age of 71. The cause of his death has not been revealed.
Dr Rabede has been a dominant force in the Politics of the Kwazulu Natal province and was famously known for being a staunch and great Ally of former President Jacob Zuma. He has invariably been on Zuma’s side during all of his court cases and the most recent been the Arms deal at the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
He retired from active politics after his 70th birthday on which he told the guests among them former President Zuma, that he intended to create space for the youth to take over the baton, and that he will focus on his foundation, Dr Meshack Radebe foundation.
Among the other positions that he held during his political career, wa being a deputy speaker in the KZN legislature.
He was also chiefly in the negotiations for peace during the internecine violence between the ANC and IFP leading up to the first democratic elections. He would subsequently form a lasting friendship with honorary IFP leader, Dr Prince Mongosuthu Buthelezi.