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RIP| Another popular ANC member dead, Rest in peace and we will miss you.

On Monday night, the ANC said that Lindiwe Mabuza, a veteran diplomat, poet, feminist, struggle icon, and cultural activist, died at home, where she had been living for the last few years.

Mabuza was 83 when she died.

She was a member of the Democratic Party. "We send our deepest sympathy to her family, friends and comrades," the party said.

At the time of her death, Mabuza was working on a book about how the ANC and Sweden worked together during the fight against apartheid.

Mabuza, the ANC's most important woman, was born in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. She went to Roma University in Lesotho to study English and isiZulu literature, then taught English and isiZulu literature.

She had written five books of poetry, short stories, and a book for kids.

When she wrote To Quincy, it was published in 1995.

Oliver Tambo Remembered was also a book she helped write.

At Radio Freedom in Zambia, Mabuza worked as an editor and a reporter. Mabuza joined the ANC in 1975 and became a journalist for the station.

Her interest in the problems that women face led her to become a member of the ANC's feminist journal, Voice of Women, which gave women a place to write poetry.

When the ANC held its Cultural and Resistance Conference in Botswana in 1982, Mabuza was a big part of it. From 1977 to 1979, he was on the ANC cultural committee.

When Oliver Tambo was president of the ANC in the 1970s, he also asked Mabuza to open the first ANC office in Scandinavia in 1979. This made her the first ANC chief representative to be based outside of South Africa.

She worked closely with the Swedish Prime Minister, Olaff Palmer, and led campaigns for the fight for freedom there.

She was then sent to the United States in 1986 as the country's top representative, to keep up the fight against apartheid.

Reverend Jesse Jackson, singer Harry Belafonte, boxing champ Muhammad Ali, and actor Jane Fonda were some of the people who worked with Mabuza on a campaign to get big businesses to leave South Africa during apartheid.

As a member of Parliament in 1994, she was one of the first. After that, she became a diplomat for South Africa.

To be precise, Mabuza was South's ambassador to Germany, Malaysia and Brunei as well as the Philippines and the United Kingdom. He also served in Ireland.

In 1993, she was given an honorary doctorate from the University of Durban-Westville. In 1997, she was given the Yari Yari Award for her work on human rights and literature by New York University. In 2004, she was given the South African National Order of Ikhamanga in Silver.

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