Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has expressed his sadness and extended heartfelt condolences on the passing of the liberation struggle veteran and former Member of Parliament, Kesval Kay Moonsamy, who passed away on Wednesday.
We have learned with sadness the passing of one of our most respected and selfless liberation struggle veteran, Mr Kesval Moonsamy.
His passing is an enormous loss not only to his family but to the entire nation as he was one of the few remaining elders who contributed immensely in the liberation struggle for our freedom and democracy.
We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Moonsamy family and relatives, our prayers and thoughts are with them in this difficult period. May his soul rest in peace, said President Zuma.
Moonsamy was one of defendant in the famous 1956 Treason Trial and he played critical role during the liberation struggle as a vice-president of the anti-apartheid movement, the Natal Indian Congress and as a member of the governing party, the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party.
Source: South African Government News Agency