Born in 1927 Kepe worked as a labourer. He took part in the 1950 national strike on June 26th. He served a term of imprisonment during the Defiance Campaign for defying railway apartheid regulations. He was arrested twice for addressing Congress meetings without permits.

Trade unionist, active in African National Congress. Imprisoned during Defiance Campaign, 1952. Accused in the Treason Trial of 1956 and acquitted. Subsequently sentenced to two and a half years in prison. Banned after release.

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