A somber statement today, President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his sorrow at the news of Aziz Pahad’s passing. Aziz Pahad, a stalwart of the liberation struggle, has left us, announced the President.
President Ramaphosa took to Twitter upon learning of Aziz Pahad’s departure to convey his heartfelt condolences. Aziz Pahad, hailing from the esteemed Pahad family, played a significant role in the South African liberation movement. The President sent a heartfelt message to the Pahad family, offering his deepest sympathies for the loss of their sons, Essop and Junaid.
The President’s tweet regarding the loss of a fellow revolutionary, friend, and patriot resonated strongly within the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party, and the broader democratic movement. Aziz Pahad’s unwavering dedication to South Africa’s freedom and its people has indelibly marked him in the nation’s history.
President Ramaphosa also acknowledged Aziz Pahad’s substantial influence within the diplomatic community, particularly among those fortunate enough to learn and grow alongside him. Many men and women representing South Africa abroad credit Pahad with profoundly shaping their careers and lives.
The passing of Aziz Pahad is a grievous event that has cast a pall over the nation and the world. His commitment to freedom and the principles of justice and equality will forever endure in our memories.
As South Africa mourns, now is the time to contemplate Aziz Pahad’s life and legacy and extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and all those touched by his relentless struggle for a free and democratic South Africa.
Today is a sad day.
It is a sad for the Pahad family, a family that produced stalwarts of our liberation struggle.
Your grief is all the greater at the passing of Aziz, having also lost your dear sons Essop and Junaid just a few months ago.
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— Cyril Ramaphosa ?? (@CyrilRamaphosa) September 30, 2023