Cornelius Maphoto has confirmed the death of ANC veteran and General,Ike Maphoto, Capricorn FM reports.
According to Cornelius, Maphoto “passed away in the early hours of the morning” at the age of 88.
Maphoto was considered a hero of the struggle against apartheid.
Tributes have begun pouring in, including from Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema, who said “may his soul rest in perfect revolutionary peace”.
JUST IN : ANC veteran #IkeMaphoto has passed away. Family spokesperson Cornelius Maphoto confirmed to Capricorn FM News that the struggle hero passed away in the early hours of the morning, at the age of 88. RM
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— CapricornFM News (@CapricornFMNews) July 13, 2019
Our old man, may his soul rest in perfect revolutionary peace.
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) July 13, 2019
As we reflect: He remained ANC even faced with death. We will forever remember your early morning calls urging to protect the Congress.
No words are enough @Enghumbhini @ProfTinyiko @BantuHolomisa @Julius_S_Malema @justicemalala https://t.co/wYnKqb6dvo
— Joe Mathebula (@MathebulaJoe) July 13, 2019
Woke up to sad news that General Ike Mphoto is no more😭😭😭😭
— Kgatla Ntlhekeng (@kgatlan) July 13, 2019
The family will update the public on his funeral arrangements in due course.https://newsoweto.co.za/julius-malema-others-pay-tribute-as-anc-veteran-general-ike-maphoto-passes-away/https://newsoweto.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ike.jpghttps://newsoweto.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ike-150x150.jpgNational