ANC veteran Achmat Semaar dies at 72

The ANC said Semaar died at his home on Monday.

ANC veteran Achmat Semaar. Picture: @_Max_B_91/Twitter

CAPE TOWN – African National Congress (ANC) veteran Achmat Semaar has passed away at the age of 72.

The ANC said that Semaar died at his home on Monday.

Semaar is the father of politics journalist Karima Brown.

He has been described as a legend of Mitchells Plain.

Semaar will be remembered as a freedom fighter involved in the daily challenges of ordinary South Africans.

ANC spokesperson Dennis Cruywagen said the ANC was deeply saddened.

His daughter, Brown, said that Semaar was a father to all and lived for the ANC.