Judson Diza Kuzwayo was born August 25,1941 at Adams Mission in rural Natal and completed his junior certificate at the Loram Secondary School.He joined the African National Congress (ANC) as a teenager in 1957,he organized community groups in the KwaMashu area of Durban,then joined an Umkhonto we Sizwe unit in 1962.He was arrested the following year while carrying out orders to leave South Africa,he was sentenced to ten years on Robben Island,where he participated in political training and completed  his high school education.

In 1973 after his release he survey research with Eddie Webster and others for the University of Natal Centre for Applied Social Sciences,and worked quitely to build ANC underground links.Detained for almost eight months in 1975-76 as a potential state witness, he nevertheless testified for the defense in  the terrorism trial of Harry Gwala and nine others.He left South Africa for Swaziland in mid-1977 where he worked with JZ and continued efforts to protect and expand the Natal underground.Appointed ANC chief representative in Lesotho in 1983, then chief representative in Zimbabwe the following year,he died in a car accident in May 1985.


Gail M. Gerhart, Teresa Barnes, Antony Bugg-Levine, Thomas Karis, Nimrod Mkele .From Protest to Challenge 4-Political Profiles (1882-1990) http://www.jacana.co.za/component/virtuemart/?keyword=from+protest+to+ch... (last accessed 17 April 2019)

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