Kesval “Kay” Moonsamy

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Biographical information

Synopsis:

Member of the Natal Indian Congress, South African Congress of Trade Unions and the African National Congress and SACP, defendant in the 1956 Treason Trial  

First name: 
Kesval "Kay"
Last name: 
Moonsamy
Date of birth: 
1926

Born in 1926, he was active in the Natal Indian Congress from the mid-1940s onward. In the early 1950s he served as treasure of the NIC, and in 1955 he was elected its vice-president.

He was a defendant in the Treason Trial from December 1956 until charges were withdrawn against him a year later.

In the 1960s he fled South Africa and later worked in Zambia with the South African Congress of Trade Unions and the African National Congress.

Last updated : 07-Nov-2016

This article was produced for South African History Online on 05-Sep-2011