Tributes have been pouring in from all over for the former Deputy Minister of International Relations (DICRO), Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim who has died at the age of 84 on Monday, December 6.
Ebrahim was a member of Umkhonto we Sizwe, a military wing of the African National Congress (ANC) in the early 1960s, however, several years later, he was convicted of sabotage and sent to Robben Island to serve a 15-year prison sentence. He served as the Deputy Dirco minister from 2009 to 2014.
The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation is saddened to hear of the passing of former Deputy Minister and struggle activist Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim.
His life, described by Ahmed Kathrada, was one of courage, characterised by the “spirit of sacrifice”.https://t.co/y64su6gGH6 pic.twitter.com/AiJGhAIelM
— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) December 6, 2021
In a statement, the ANC described Ebrahim as a veteran member of the party and hailed his contribution to the struggle for liberation.
“The ANC learned with deep sadness of the passing of Comrade Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim after a long illness at his home in Johannesburg. Comrade Ebi, a patriot who served his country in different capacities with humility, dedication and distinction,” the statement said.
@MYANC Statement on the passing of Veteran Freedom Fighter and Patriot, Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim #RIPEbrahimEbrahim pic.twitter.com/dOoWEQBuoU
— African National Congress (@MYANC) December 6, 2021
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Picture: Twitter/ @KathradaFound