The Media Workers Association of South Africa (MWASA) has released a statement about the passing of its founder president, Zwelakhe Sisulu, also a former group chief executive officer of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). MWASA writes: It has been with great shock and sadness that we received the news of the passing away of Comrade Zwelakhe Sisulu.
It is however with great pride that we celebrate his legacy as a conscientious visionary leader to be emulated by all. Our founding president epitomised impeccable thought-leadership, tenacity, resilience, acting with conviction and an indomitable commitment to see through what is necessary even at great personal expense.
We are encouraged by the overwhelming positive and genuine renditions of appreciation of his leadership and his person.
We believe it is not too late to rekindle the spirit of self-sacrifice for the benefit of this country’s masses. His efforts to transform the media, the labour movement and to shape an inclusive growth and development path for all must not be abandoned and among us we should take up the baton and continue with the struggle for the total emancipation of our people. It would be a fitting tribute to a great man.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and our movement during this difficult time.