Kesval “Kay” Moonsamy

Posted by Jeeva Rajgopaul on

Biographical information


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: 
Date of birth: 

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He was a defendant in the Treason Trial from December 1956 until charges were withdrawn against him a year later.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 by South African History Online on 05-Sep-2011

Support South African History Online

Donate and Make African History Matter

South African History Online is a non profit organisation. We depend on public support to build our website into the most comprehensive educational resource and encyclopaedia on African history.

Your support will help us to build and maintain partnerships with educational institutions in order to strengthen teaching, research and free access to our content.