ANC activist and former Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) soldier Igshaan Dangor has passed away less than a month after his brother, former Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO, Achmat Dangor,died aged 72.
Igshaan has died of COVID-19 related complications.
His brother Zane said Igshaan was buried on Sunday in accordance with Muslim rites and with Covid-19 restrictions in place.
"Go well Mkhonto. It’s with sadness that we announce that our brother Igshaan Dangor passed away due to Covid complications. Shaan was a soldier of MK and served in the SANDF. Shaan is mourned by all of us and especially by his wife Denise and his daughters Chane and Shounice."
In a statement on Sunday, the ANC said Igshaan Dangor went into exile in 1984 to join the ranks of the people's army, Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK).
"He joined the ANC and MK at a time when it was extremely dangerous to do so. He served our movement with selfless and relentless dedication.
"Igshaan Dangor returned from exile in 1990 after the unbanning of the ANC and immediately joined the ANC Riverlea branch assisting in strengthening and building ANC structures throughout Gauteng."
Igshaan Dangor became part of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) after 1994.
@MYANC Mourns the Passing of Igshaan Dangor. It is with great sadness that the African National Congress learned today of the passing of Igshaan Dangor, who is also the brother to DSG, Jessie Duarte. We convey our heartfelt condolences to the Dangor family...#RIPIgshaanDangor pic.twitter.com/22ArD2fkDw— African National Congress (@MYANC) October 4, 2020
The ANC conveys its heartfelt condolences to the Dangor family, the mass democratic movement and the people of South Africa as a whole. We hope they will find strength and comfort in the knowledge that the entire country shares in their grief.