John Nkadimeng passed away in Johannesburg on Thursday morning, 6 August 2020. He was born in 1925.
Comrade John Nkadimeng served as a member of the SACP Leadership, detained during the 1952 Defiance Campaign, charged with treason in the 1956 Treason Trial and banned in 1963. He left South Africa in 1976 and worked in the liberation movement in exile. He was general secretary the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU) in which position he contributed to the formation of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) “the future of the heroic class oriented trade union movement of South Africa in the post-apartheid era”.
Comrade Nkadimeng has always stood as a symbol, representing the common struggle of the South African people along with the World Federation of Trade Unions, an example of internationalism and unequivocal commitment to the world working class in its fight for a world without exploitation of man by man. We will forever remember his contribution in the writing of the WFTU publication “South African Worker and WFTU – Shoulder to Shoulder”.
The 105 million members of WFTU in every corner of the planet convey our condolences to his relatives and assure the working class of South Africa that we will continue his legacy.
The WFTU Secretariat