Summary: South African anti-apartheid activist and leader of the African National Congress who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 along with Nelson Mandela for trying to overthrow South Africa's apartheid regime, but who was released in 1989 and later became premier of the newly created province of the Eastern Cape in the first democratic multiracial elections in 1994, and who was also ambassador to Rwanda and Burundi.
Cause of Death: Cancer
Born: February 12, 1920
Died: February 20, 2005
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa