The Moravian Church in South Africa is mourning the loss of anti-apartheid icon, retired…

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The Moravian Church in South Africa is mourning the loss of anti-apartheid icon, retired church minister Chris Wessels. Vice President, Reverend Martin Abrahams has described him as struggle stalwart who at all times rallied around the land reform debate. Wessels died earlier this week from cancer. He was 83. He will be buried at the weekend in Genadendal outside Caledon. Wessels lectured at the Moravian Theological Seminary and retired in January 2000 after 30 years of service. Abrahams says Wessels used the church as a refuge for Umkhonto Wesizwe operatives who were sought by the then apartheid government: “I think it all started when he served as a young minister in Johannesburg in the Eldorado Park congregation. This is also the area where he met his wife Nabs where he engaged with black theology and got involved with the black consciousness movement, it is Johannesburg where he built a hostel for young men who came from the rural areas.”

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5 comments on “The Moravian Church in South Africa is mourning the loss of anti-apartheid icon, retired…

  1. R. I.P Rev Wessels. 1 of the forgotten heroes of the freedom struggle. Never got the recognition that he deserved

  2. MHSRIP it is sad that these struggle icons are leaving us scattered not united to continue with the next stage of the struggle economic emancipation .

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