Mr. Baleka was an activist and internationalist, in solidarity with the oppressed peoples of the world. He was very involved in solidarity movements such as the “Free the Cuban 5” campaign, and served as the coordinator of the Western Sahara Solidarity Forum (South Africa).
Prior to this, Mr. Baleka dedicated his youth to the struggle for freedom in South Africa. He was one of 21 fellow freedom fighters accused in the Delmas Treason trial during the apartheid era.
SALO sends condolences to Mr. Baleka’s family, friends, comrades of the ANC alliance movement and fellow activists. His insightful participation in our dialogue workshops will be missed.
A memorial service will be held for Mr. Baleka on the 22nd July, 2pm at Johannesburg City Hall