​April 19, 2006: Ellen Kuzwayo Died 

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Ellen Kuzwayo died in the Lesedi private clinic at 2.30am. She was 92 years old.

Kuzwayo had been admitted 3 weeks prior to her death, suffering complications of chronic diabetes that had afflicted her for many years.

Nnoseng Ellen Kate Kuzwayo was a women’s rights activist and politician in South Africa. She was president of the African National Congress Youth League in the 1960s. 

In 1994 she was elected to the 1st post-apartheid South African Parliament. Her autobiography,Call Me Woman (1985), won the CNA Prize.

Until June 1999, Kuzwayo was South Africa’s longest-serving parliamentarian.

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