MAN ON A MISSION, 30 years of exile for the freedom of his nation, with forewords by Thabo Mbeki and Gareth Evans

: Funde (S.)

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190pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Second Edition, Johannesburg, 2019


Originally published in 2018 by the Department of Military Veterans.

An autobiography by Sonwabo Eddie Funde (1943-2018).Funde grew up in Soweto and as a teenager became involved in the struggle against apartheid. A member of the African National Congress (ANC) from the age of 20, he went into exile in Lusaka, Zambia, in 1965 and in 1975 completed an MA in electrical engineering in Leningrad. He worked for the ANC in Sweden and Dar-Es-Salaam and then moved to Zambia as International Head of the ANC youth section. In 1983 he joined the diplomatic service of the ANC and served as their representative for Australasia and the Pacific. He returned to Johannesburg in 1992 and was appointed as Chair of the South African Broadcast Commission. In 2008 he was appointed ambassador to Germany, until an accident there left him as a quadriplegic.