*WINTERFELDT IS keeping on losing its` icons in the struggle against apartheid…a few years ago we lost Ntate Sunnyboy Motshepi, Kehla Nyamakazi, Sugar Monyane, Moses Ndamane to name few on the list. Now Gilbert Mahlangu one of the pioneers about students’ rights in 1976, community rights from the ’80s until his death after a long illness. He fought for the people of Winterveldt and he never compromises when coming to making sure that this country is liberated.
Mahlangu played his role in Winterveldt, that is why a history of this township will not be complete if his name is not mentioned. When Bop regime tried to evict all Winterveldt tenants in early 90’s Comrade Gilbert was there and he stopped the mass eviction.
When more than 11 people were brutally killed, Comrade Gilbert was there and he survived the massacre to the story to the present generation. Comrade Gilbert was there in every minute when residents need him and he did not compromise when coming to defending the human rights and fighting for a better life for all.
He will be missed for his contribution to the liberation of the people of South Africa…Hamba Kahle, Mkhonto weSizwe…For comment email firstname.lastname@example.org