Swift-re­cov­ery wishes for Rivo­nia stal­wart Gold­berg

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THE SA Civic Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Sanco) has wished Rivo­nia Trial ac­cused and vet­eran hu­man rights ac­tivist De­nis Gold­berg, pic­tured, a speedy re­cov­ery af­ter he was ad­mit­ted to hos­pi­tal in Cape Town last Mon­day for treat­ment of lung can­cer.

The 83-year-old ANC and SACP Strug­gle vet­eran was tried along­side lead­ers such as Nel­son Man­dela, Go­van Mbeki, Wal­ter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada, An­drew Mlan­geni dur­ing the Rivo­nia Trial in 1963/64.

“We are still look­ing up to self­less cadres and rev­o­lu­tion­ary in­tel­lec­tu­als like com­rade De­nis Gold­berg, who waged an un­wa­ver­ing, fear­less fight for hu­man rights, for guid­ance and in­spi­ra­tion as we deal with eth­i­cal and moral lead­er­ship chal­lenges that the coun­try is fac­ing,” Sanco na­tional spokesper­son Jabu Mahlangu said yes­ter­day.

Gold­berg rep­re­sented a gen­er­a­tion of coura­geous lead­ers and in­cor­rupt­ible and self­less vi­sion­ar­ies who were com­mit­ted to na­tion-build­ing, rec­on­cil­i­a­tion and so­cial co­he­sion to over­come the legacy of colo­nial­ism and racism. – ANA

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