Several people are devastated by the untimely death of popular kasi activist Loyiso Nkohla who was shot and killed during a meeting on Monday 17 April. Loyiso, the Seskhona Movement’s founding secretary was shot by four gunmen at the abandoned Philippi satellite police station near the train station.
Many of his followers and those who have benefitted from his work, especially the downtrodden from informal settlements want one more time to honour their hero. A WhatsApp group has been created to organise the public memorial service for the gallant fighter for service delivery.
According to the organisers who visited Loyiso’s family on Tuesday, the memorial service has been set for 25 April 2023. It will take place at Mew Way Hall in Khayelitsha. He will then be buried next to his father in Alice, Eastern Cape. “We urge all of you to note these dates and begin to make necessary arrangements accordingly to honour this gallant fighter for human rights and poorest of the poor social activist who is a founding leader of the Ses’Khona People’s Rights Movement,” the message from the group reads.
National Minister for Human Settlements Mmamoloko Kubayi has expressed her condolences to the Nkohla family. She also wished a speedy recovery to those who have been shot and injured.
“Mr Nkohla will be remembered for his activism as a representative for disadvantaged communities. We send our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones for his untimely passing and we will keep them in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow,” said Minister Kubayi.