4 October 2020
It is with great sadness that the African National Congress learned today of the passing of Igshaan Dangor, who is also the brother to Deputy Secretary General, Jessie Duarte.
Comrade Igshaan Dangor passed on as a result of COVID-19 comiplcations.
Igshaan Dangor went into exile in 1984 to join the ranks of the people's army, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK).
He joined the ANC and MK at a time when it was extremely dangerous to do so. He served our movement with selfless and relentless dedication.
Igshaan Dangor returned from exile in 1990 after the unbanning of the ANC and immediately joined the ANC Riverlea branch assisting in strengthening and building ANC structures throughout Gauteng. After 1994, Igshaan Dangor became part of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), which he served with distinction.
Igshaan Dangor’s contribution to the liberation struggle as well as the reconstruction and development of our country will remain indelible in the memories of all freedom-loving people of South Africa.
The ANC conveys its heartfelt condolences to the Dangor family, the mass democratic movement and the people of South Africa as a whole. We hope they will find strength and comfort in the knowledge that the entire country shares in their grief.
May his revolutionary soul rest in peace
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