Nkosinathi Benson Fihla

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Biographical information


banned person, Robben Island prisoner, Member of Parliament Executive and Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay M

First name: 
Last name: 
Date of birth: 
13 June 1932
Location of birth: 
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape)
Ban information: 
Act No. 44 of 1950 Sec. 9 (1)<br><em>Issued Period(s)</em> [14 January 1978 to 31/1/1983]
Prison Name : 
Robben Island
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Prison Release Date: 
Nkosinathi Benson Fihla was born 13 June 1932 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape). Port Elizabeth. He was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment in 1964 for African National Congress (ANC) activities and was banned on his release from Robben Island from 1978 to 1983. He was elected into office on 22 March 2013 as the Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.  Prior to this he was in the National Assembly where he served since 1994.

• Email submitted to SAHO from Cingembo, dated 19 June 2013

Last updated : 19-Jun-2013

This article was produced for South African History Online on 19-Mar-2012