President Jacob Zuma has expressed deep sadness and conveyed his heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mr Laloo Chiba, who passed on today, 08 December 2017.
Mr Chiba was a former Umkhonto we Sizwe platoon commander and was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment on Robben Island in the Little Rivonia Trial.
He was jailed alongside former President Nelson Mandela, Mr Walter Sisulu, Mr Ahmed Kathrada and others.
“On behalf of government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, we wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Chiba family, relatives and the African National Congress, on the loss of this outstanding leader and patriot”, President Zuma said.
Source: Government of South Africa