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Press Statement, 15 January 2020
NUM MOURNS THE PASSING AWAY OF FORMER PUDEMO PRESIDENT MARIO MASUKU
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is saddened and disturbed by the news of the passing away of the PUDEMO former President Mario Masuku on Monday the 11 January after a short illness.
NUM like all other progressive organizations has always supported and will continue to support the liberation struggle of the Eswatini people and the trade union movement in Eswatini.
Comrade Masuku played a pivotal role in the liberation struggle of the Eswatini people and personally suffered a lot at the hands of the cruel and heartless Eswatini government by being imprisoned and harassed.
Comrade Masuku was a true revolutionary who tirelessly fought for the workers, people of Eswatini and Africa as a whole.
NUM leadership conveys its condolences to the Masuku family, people of Eswatini and the Eswatini liberation movements during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.
Patrick Mathebane, NUM International Relations Unit Head, 079 513 8764
Livhuwani Mammburu, NUM National Spokesperson, 083 809 3257
The National Union of Mineworkers
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Its birth was facilitated by comrades Cyril Ramaphosa who rose to be its first General Secretary, James Motlatsi who turned to be its first President, and Elijah Barayi who became its Vice President and later the President of Cosatu in 1985 when the federation was formed. porn