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