Phumzile John Gomomo

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fabour and Politics: A leader of the Labour Movement, an activist and a leader of the ANC and the SACP.

First name: 
Phumzile John
Last name: 
Date of birth: 
16 December 1946/1945*
Location of birth: 
Adelaide, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Date of death: 
22 January 2008

Phumzile John Gomomo was born on a farm in Adelaide on 16 December 1946/1945*. He was one of seven children born to the late Ndabeni (Mnzotho) and Nonga Stofile (Mpondo). He received his primary education from Ntlaka lower Primary School and Marry Mount High School. He left school in standard 6 (grade 8), because of family poverty, and subsequently completed his matriculation through correspondence courses.

• Gastrow, S. (1992). Who’s Who in South African Politics, no 4, Johannesburg: Ravan.
• (2008). ‘Tributes to former Cosatu president John Gomomo’. Business Day Online. 24 January.
• (2008). ‘John Gomomo hailed as a people\'s servant’.  Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Online. 01 February.

Last updated : 17-Feb-2011

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011