ANC in Parliament mourns passing of ANC Veteran Ben Turok

9 December 2019

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip in Parliament has learnt of the sad passing of ANC veteran Ben Turok, who passed away during the early hours of this morning, 9 December 2019, at the age of 92 years-old.

Comrade Turok, an anti-apartheid activist, economist and former Member of Parliament, was a staunch member of our revolutionary movement who dedicated his life to making South Africa a free, equal and fair country.

As the ANC, we are deeply saddened by the passing of Uncle Ben, as we fondly called him. Veterans of our glorious movement are leaving us at a critical time when organizational unity and renewal needs leaders of their caliber and political wisdom in rebuilding our movement. His immense political contribution is by far beyond any measure.

The Office of the Chief Whip sends its deepest condolences to his wife, family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in eternal peace Uncle Ben.

Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip, comrade Pemmy Majodina.


Sinetemba Jakavula