Rivonia trialist Andrew Mlangeni has died after being hospitalised on Tuesday. This is an edited version of the speech President Cyril Ramaphosa gave at Mlangeni’s 95th birthday celebrations earlier this year. 

Our hero and father Andrew Mlangeni was born on June 6 1925, 95 years ago. His birthday was a celebration, but also a triumph, for it is only the few who get to reach such a milestone. We remain immensely grateful for Bab’ Mlangeni’s incalculable contribution to this country and its people...

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