Motion on the passing on of the SA Poet and activist Sandile Dikeni

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House -

1) notes with sadness the passing on of the renowned South African writer, activist and poet Sandile Dikeni at the age of 53 on Saturday 9th November 2019 after a long illness;
2) recalls that Sandile graduated with a National Diploma of Journalism from Pentech, today called CPUT;
3) remembers that among the many notable positions he held in his career, was an Arts Editor for the Cape Times, Editor of Die Suid Afrikaan and Political Editor of This Day SA;
4) believes that Dikeni, whose's poem "Shake that Guava Juice" which is hailed countrywide was the finest poet and journalist this country has produced; and
5) conveys condolences to his family and friends in the media industry

(NJ Khubeka)