Hina ‘raised bar during struggle’

HUMBLE ACTIVIST: Premier Phumulo Masualle receives the South African flag which was draped over Sipho Hina’s coffin. He later handed the flag to Hina’s widow Tandiwe Hina. Picture: HENDRICK MPHANDE
HUMBLE ACTIVIST: Premier Phumulo Masualle receives the South African
flag which was draped over Sipho Hina’s coffin. He later handed the flag to Hina’s widow Tandiwe Hina. Picture: HENDRICK MPHANDE

Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle has spoken out against those who put their own interests above others.

He was addressing mourners at the funeral of ANC struggle veteran Sipho Hina on Saturday at the JYH liso Memorial Presbyterian Church in New Brighton.

Hina, 77, died on October 6 at his New Brighton home.

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral, including political and religious leaders.

Hina, a father of six children, was buried at the Zwide cemetery’s Heroes’ Acre.

In 1983, Hina was arrested for Umkhonto Wesizwe activities and sentenced to 14 years in prison, serving his time on Robben Island.

Masualle said: “While others are full of themselves, he [Hina] remained humble.”

He described Hina as a man from the golden generation who had raised the bar during the struggle

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