Bonginkosi Meshack Radebe|
August 10, 1949
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
February 6, 2021 (aged 71)|
|Alma mater||University of Natal (honorary doctorate)|
|Years active||1969 - 2021|
|Political party||African National Congress|
Meshack Radebe (10 August 1949 - 06 February 2021) was a South African politician and member of the African National Congress. He was widely regarded as a political peacemaker for his role in stabilising relations between Inkatha Freedom Party and the African National Congress. Meshack Radebe served at provincial level throughout his career; including serving as MEC for Agriculture and Environmental Affairs and MEC for Social Development.
Meshack Radebe died on Saturday 06 February 2021. The African National Congress's provincial spokesperson Nhlakanipho Ntombela said in a statement, "We have lost ubhungane umkhumbi wokumoyizela — Meshack Radebe is no more. RIP Bhungane. More details will follow once we interact with the family".
"This is indeed a monumental loss for the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal. During his tenure as MEC for social development as well as agriculture and environmental affairs, he lived and worked among the people. He remained their tireless servant and was always first to arrive in their hour of need. We have lost a hands-on leader with the ability to get things done."
- Accord, Tribute to a peacemaker: Dr Meshack Radebe, 11 March 2021
- IFP, Thanksgiving Celebration in Honour of the 70th Birthday of Dr Bonginkosi Radebe, 11 March 2021
- EWN, Ex-KZN MEC Meshack Radebe dies, 11 March 2021
- Times LIVE, KZN politician Meshack Radebe dies, 11 March 2021
- IOL, Zuma describes late Meshack Radebe as a strong pillar, 11 March 2021
- SABC News, Late ANC MEC Meshack Radebe hailed as a peacemaker, 11 March 2021
- IOL, Meshack Radebe: I urged Gumede to accept ANC’s resolve to fire her, 11 March 2021