Bavumile Vilakazi dies

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Bavumile Vilakazi

Thursday, 21 April 2005

The former African National Congress (ANC) Gauteng provincial secretary and South African high commissioner to Uganda, Bavumile Vilakazi, died of a heart attack in Kampala. He was on his way back from the airport to fetch Deputy President Jacob Zuma. Vilakazi was the first mayor of the Ekurhuleni Metro on the East Rand before he was posted to Uganda. He was tried in the United Democratic Front (UDF) 1985 Delmas treason trial, which also included former Premier of North West Province Popo Molefe and current minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota.

References:
• African National Congress (ANC),'ANC press statement on the death of Bavumile Vilakazi', [online], Available at: www.anc.org.za [Accessed: 16 April 2014]
• Sapa (2011), 'Zuma attends tombstone unveiling', from the Timeslive, 6 August, [online], Available at:  www.timeslive.co.za [Accessed: 16 April 2014]

Last updated : 16-Apr-2014

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011