Born and bred in Diepkloof in Soweto, I knew Nthato Motlana as our family doctor since the 1960s. We frequented his surgery and his house in Zone 1, Diepkloof.
But besides that, I knew about the contributions he made during the 1976 struggle years as a doctor looking after fellow student comrades who were either shot or maimed by the enemy. And all this he did for free.
Motlana, you were a true leader and son of the soil. You showed real character as a visionary, unsurpassed as a fearless and iconic leader.
You have left an indelible legacy for generations to come.
KS Boikanyo, Mabopane