Wilton Mkwayi

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: South African apartheid fighter who spent 20 years of a life sentence alongside former President Nelson Mandela for organizing an armed liberation movement, who in 1964 founded the armed wing of the anti-apartheid group Umkhonto We Sizwe, who was released from prison in 1989 at the end of apartheid and honored with the governing party's highest award called Isithwalandwe.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: December 17, 1923

 

Died: July 23, 2004

 

Location: King Williams Town, South Africa