OR TAMBO, AN AC­TIVIST, TEACHER, LAWYER, NAT­U­RAL BORN LEADER, THE FIRST COM­MAN­DER IN CHIEF OF MIL­I­TARY VET­ER­ANS IN EX­ILE

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The Depart­ment of Mil­i­tary Vet­er­ans honours OR Tambo, the leader who nur­tured mil­i­tary vet­er­ans dur­ing their dark days in ex­ile. OR Tambo – an ac­tivist, teacher, lawyer, an in­ter­na­tion­al­ist and a nat­u­ral born leader – was born on 27 October in 1917 in Nkan­tolo vil­lage, Bizana in Pon­doland. He had a nor­mal peas­ant up­bring­ing, as all boys in that region at the time un­der the Bri­tish colony.

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