Condolence Statement: Ike Mafole, PAC Azania

Revolutionary Condolences

On The Transition of Comrade, Brother Molefe Ike “Ntate” Mafole

The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC), and the All-African Women’s Revolutionary Union (GC), its women’s wing, express our profound sorrow on the recent passing of our dear Brother, Comrade and Friend Molefe Ike “Ntate” Mafole, member of the Jafta (Uncle Jeff) Kgalabi Masemola Branch of the Pan-African Congress of Azania (PAC-A) in Tshwane (Pretoria), Azania (South Africa).

We express revolutionary condolences and our undying love to the Family and Friends of Bra Ike. We salute Bra Mzwanele Nyhontso, President of the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania; Bra Chris Sankara, National Organiser; Bra Sbusiso Xaba, National Chairperson of the Jafta Kgalabi Masemola Branch; and all of Members, Supporters and Allies of PAC(A). 

In August of 1967, at the intercession of Madame Shirley Graham DuBois, Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) was invited by President Ahmad Sekou Toure and President Kame Nkrumah to Conakry, Guinea to attend the 8th Congress of the Democratic Party of Guinea (PDG). At that dialectical moment in history, Kwame Ture was a former Chairman and Member of the Field Staff of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and an Honorary Field Marshall of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Kwame and we were introduced to Miriam Makeba, David and Elizabeth Sibeko, and the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania.

He traveled to Dar es Salaam in November 1967 and stayed at the Sibeko’s house and visited PAC’s offices and camps. Kwame, David, Elizabeth, and PAC organized the first “Free Huey” protest and demonstration outside the United States at the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam. A revolutionary, political relationship between PAC and our wings of SNCC, the Black Panther Movement (1964 to 1969), the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (1972 to 2021), the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC) (2006 to 2021), and our Allies and Supporters worldwide, was born. It has matured over the past 54 years.

In the Itinerary: Triumphs and Tribulations – Political and Personal Memoirs of a PAC Exile and Activist 1963 to 1992, Bra Ike offers a glimpse, from his perspective, of this worldwide relationship from 1977, when he joined the PAC Observer Mission at the United Nations in New York and 1981, when he was appointed its Chief Representative in the United States and the Caribbean. This relationship with PAC (A) continues today, even if only at the lowest level. It continued with Bra Ike until his last days. 

Bra Ike has spoken on panels at African Liberation Day symposiums organized by the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC). We will publish a Tribute to Ike on our web-portal in the near future. It will offer additional history and facts, and a perspective that is not widely known.

Ike Mafole taught us a lot, especially about how to be consistent and steadfast, uncompromising, unyielding and unrelenting in pursuit of our revolutionary Pan-African objective. The A-APRP (GC) takes Ike’s transition with great difficultly, but we shall not mourn or cry. We intensify our revolutionary, political sacrifice and service, struggle and suffering, our revolutionary, political commitment to 1.5 billion African People in 65 countries and islands, territories and dependencies in Africa, including Azania, and more than 100 political entities in the Africa Diaspora in every corner of the world.

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