She was dedicated to liberation struggle

Meshack Khotha

Meshack Khotha

Former PAC member Ntom'fikile Moalusi is no more.

Moalusi, 48, who lived at house 12 Dunlop Street, Chloorkop, Kempton Park, died after a short illness last week.

She was the wife of Dikapeso Moalusi, former chairman of the PAC's Tembisa branch.

Activism ran in the Moalusi family's blood. Both were trade unionists and politicians.

Fikile, as she was known, was a very strong woman, motivator and a counsellor to the younger generation.

"She was a soft-spoken, forthright woman who called a spade a spade," her husband says.

"To her, giving was a lifestyle. She was always willing to help those who were less fortunate."

Moalusi will be remembered for dedicating herself to the struggle of the working class during the apartheid era.

This she proved when she became a senior shop steward for the Transport and General Workers Union in the early 1980s.

A few years later she became a fully fledged member of the Pan Africanist Congress under the leadership of then president Clarence Makwetu.

Apart from politics, Moalusi was a member of Mafube Arts Commune, where she established herself as a poet and stage performer.

She was a devoted Christian who gave her life to the Lord.

She will be buried tomorrow at the Waterval Cemetery in Midrand. The funeral service starts at her home at 9am.