De Lille hails Philip Kgosana as an unsung hero of the struggle
Kgosana, which the De Waal Drive Municipality is in the process of being renamed after, died at the age of 80 in Pretoria on Wednesday.
CAPE TOWN - Cape Town mayor and former Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) member Patricia de Lille has paid tribute to late PAC stalwart Philip Kgosana, whom she describes as a principled man.
The municipality is in the process of renaming De Waal Drive after Kgosana following a request from former Cape Times editor Tony Heard.
Kgosana died at the age of 80 in Pretoria on Wednesday after a short illness.
De Lille says Kgosana was an unsung hero of the struggle.
“As a very young man, only 23-years-old, he led 30,000 demonstrators on the march from Langa to Cape Town and that’s why we want to remember him by naming the De Waal Drive [after him] because that is the route they used.”
(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)