The late Limpopo SACP chairperson Teenage Monama. Photo supplied 

Tributes pour in for Modimolle’s Monama the MK veteran


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The ANC and the provincial legislature in Limpopo have sent condolences to the family of the late Teenage Monama, who was affectionately known as Commander Teenage. 

Monama succumbed to a short illness on Saturday 17th February. 

Limpopo ANC Secretary Nocks Seabi described the late Monama  as one of the “finest revolutionary cadres who participated selflessly in the struggle for liberation.” 

“At the dawn of our freedom, he did not expect or demand any material rewards for his contribution,” he said. 

Seabi said Monama played a role in the formation of the militant Congress of South African Students (Cosas).

The late struggle stalwart joined the military wing of the ANC,  Mkhonto we Sizwe, in the early 1980’s. 

After the dawn of democracy in 1994, Monama was among the first former MK combatants to campaign for the founding of the MK Veterans Association.

Monama later served as the MKMVA deputy chairperson.  

At the time of his passing, he was serving as the Limpopo chairperson of the South African Communist Party.

“(The) ANC wishes to extend (its) heartfelt condolences to the family, comrades and friends of our departed commander and commissar. The funeral service and other details will be communicated after consultation with both the SACP and the Monama family,” Seabi added. 

The Speaker of the Limpopo Legislature, Polly Boshielo, also conveyed condolences to the family, friends, comrades and colleagues of the late Monama.

“The passing on of comrade Monama is a huge loss not only to his family, but also the community of Limpopo, especially his immediate community of Modimolle.  His leadership record leaves us with a great void, taking into cognizance the sacrifices he and many others made for the liberation of the people of South Africa,” he said.

4 months ago       22 February 2018