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'Mattera led a cultural struggle against apartheid'

SA poet laureate Serote lauds poetry comrade

SA's poet laureate Mongane Wally Serote says late literature icon Don Mattera led a cultural Struggle against apartheid. 

Mattera died on Monday and was buried the same day in line with Muslim rites.  Serote could not attend the award-winning veteran poet’s funeral but watched it on TV.  The pair had a close relationship dating back to the 1970s. When Mattera was banned, Serote wrote a poem to him in 1973 titled For Don M Banned...

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