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The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply disturbed and saddened by the passing away of Emeritus Professor Vic Allen yesterday.
"He was a historian, stalwart and an anti-apartheid activist. He was a close friend of mineworkers in South Africa and around the world. A distinguished friend of the NUM and South Africa, an academic, intellectual and an international activist who has been a comrade and friend of the NUM throughout its struggles.," said Frans Baleni, NUM General Secretary.