Veteran anti-apartheid activist Indres Naidoo passed away at 2 Military Hospital in Cape Town on Sunday night, the South African Presidency said on Monday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Naidoo family and his comrades in the liberation struggle at the moment,” President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.
“Indres Naidoo will be remembered for his fearlessness in the face of the most brutal of oppressive systems. We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences on his sad passing and may his soul rest in peace.”
Naidoo was one of the first uMkhonto WeSizwe operatives “to go into action”, the presidency said.
He was imprisoned on Robben Island for ten years between 1963 and 1973.
– African News Agency (ANA)