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Minister pays tribute to departed Union Stalwart

by lloyd last modified 2008-09-30 11:21

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has expressed great sadness at the passing on of former trade union leader and activist, John Gomomo in the Eastern Cape today (Tues).

Released by Department of Labour on 22 January 2008

Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana has expressed great sadness at the passing on of former trade union leader and activist,  John Gomomo in the Eastern Cape today (Tues).  His death happens only two weeks after the Minister and Cosatu General-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi paid Gomomo a visit while he was hospitalized at Uitenhage at the time.

 

Paying tribute to the former Cosatu President, Minister Mdladlana said in a statement today:  “Comrade Gomomo has been at the fore-front of the Workers’ struggle.  His selfless service for the benefit of the down-trodden remains unparalleled.  His passing is a huge loss indeed.  I wish to express deepest condolences to his dear wife and family and to assure them that they are in our prayers during this difficult period.”

 

Gomomo was the second president of Cosatu after Elijah Barayi.  He led the Congress for many years until he was seconded to Parliament soon after liberation in 1994.





 

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