Pallo Jordan has long been the moral voice of the liberation struggle.
His piercing and frank comments have often placed him on the receiving end of sharp rebuke — especially from those within his political home, the ANC. So the release this week of his latest book, Letters to my Comrades, could not have been better timed, coming at a moment in which senior leaders are under public attack and on the eve of the ANC’s elective conference in December.
Letters to my Comrades, a collection of Jordan’s thoughts and writing, is compiled by Keorapetse William Kgositsile, SA’s national poet laureate in 2006, and writer and publisher Mothobi Mutloatse.
Jordan was a cabinet minister from 1994 to 2009, and served for a number of years on the ANC’s national executive committee.