Defence minister Mosioua Lekota born

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Mosioua Lekota

Friday, 13 August 1948

The second Black minister of defence, Mosiuoa Gerard Patrick Lekota is born in Kroonstad, Free State (the former Orange Free State). Lekota is commonly known as 'Terror' Lekota, a nickname he received from the soccer field. Lekota joined anti-apartheid movements in the early 1970s. He served six years on Robben Island after being found guilty of sabotage under the Terrorism Act of 1967.

References:
• Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

Last updated : 19-Aug-2013

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