09 December 2020
Johannesburg- African National Congress (ANC) lowers its revolutionary flag in honour of its fallen hero, Comrade David “Bra Speech” Moisi, one of the most dedicated and fearless cadres of our movement who placed his entire life at the disposal of the struggle for a free and democratic South Africa.
Bra Speech, as he was popularly known, belonged to that generation of militant and selfless freedom fighters who were prepared to pay the ultimate price in pursuit of the liberation of their country said Pule Mabe ANC National Spokesperson said.
As a fearless freedom fighter, Bra Speech was part of the Sasol Three (together with Anthony Tsotsobe and Johannes Shabangu) who were charged with high treason and terrorism, among others, for carrying out attacks on a police station and on a Sasol plant in June 1980. He was captured by the South African Defence Force in their raid on ANC residences at Matola, Mozambique in January 1981.
In August 1981 Bra Speech and his comrades were convicted of high treason and sentenced to death. Following an appeal against their death sentences which was supported by an international campaign it was commuted to life. They served their sentence on Robben Island.
The nation owes him and his generation a debt of gratitude. Their heroic contribution to the struggle for liberation will remain indelible in the minds of all freedom loving South Africans.
The ANC urges all cadres of our movement, especially young people, to emulate the revolutionary example of personal sacrifice, loyalty, political discipline that was shown by this exceptional generation of freedom fighters.
Mabe added that the ANC conveys its heartfelt condolences to the Moisi family, the mass democratic movement and all freedom-loving people of the world. We hope that they will find solace in the knowledge that their loss is the nation’s loss. We wish them strength and fortitude during this difficult time.