Video: Anton Lembede

Elected president at the founding of the ANC Youth League in 1944, Lembede died suddenly in 1947 at the age of 33. In a tribute to his lifelong friend, AP Mda wrote in the Ilanga lase Natal, “Young Lembede, one of the most brilliant students that this land has produced, died ‘before his prime’. . … Read more

Anton Muziwakhe Lembede

Project leader Betsie Greyling has been conducting some excellent research into and preservation of materials relating to the life of Anton Lembede, the first president of the ANC Youth League who was born in Umbumbulu.  She has conducted interviews with family members and digitized documents and photographs.  These are available on the Ulwazi Community Memory, … Read more