Andrew Mlangeni: The Embodiment of Service

Andrew Mlangeni: The Embodiment of Service

Mlangeni served 26 years and was released in 1989. He continued to participate in politics and, after 1994, was an MP until 2014. President Cyril Ramaphosa said this about him “The passing of Andrew Mekete Mlangeni signifies the end of a generational history
Andrew Mlangeni: The Embodiment of Service

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Andrew Mlangeni, the last surviving member of the Rivonia Trial died on Tuesday. Between October 1963 and June 1964, Mlangeni stood in the dock alongside Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mahlaba, Ahmed Kathrada, Lionel Bernstein, James Kantor and Denis Goldberg in the Supreme Court on charges of sabotage and planning to embark on guerilla warfare for violent revolution against the apartheid government. Eight of the accused were sentenced to life imprisonment.

Mlangeni served 26 years and was released in 1989. He continued to participate in politics and, after 1994, was an MP until 2014. President Cyril Ramaphosa said this about him “The passing of Andrew Mekete Mlangeni signifies the end of a generational history and places our future squarely in our hands.

Until recently, were able to sit at Bab’ Mlangeni’s feet and draw on his wealth of wisdom and his unfailing commitment – even at his very advanced age – to a better life for all South Africans.”

Credit: Lester Kiewit, Mail & Guardian

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin ‘Badeniyi, a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science at Durban University of Technology, South Africa, holds a doctoral degree in Food Science from University of Pretoria South Africa. Since 2001, he has conducted research and lectured internationally in the area of food quality and safety. He is the editor of Food Science and Technology: Trends and Future Prospects and has published numerous scientific publications as well as four inspirational books.

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