Tiego Moseneke, former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke’s younger brother, died on 19 April 2023 following a car accident. He was born on 4 August 1963 in Ga-Madiba in the Northern Transvaal (Limpopo).
Moseneke served in the founding national executive of the United Democratic Front (UDF), and was a member of the first Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) executive after the unbanning of the party.
In 1983 Moseneke was the President of the University of the Witwatersrand’s Black Students Society (BSS).
The ANC says it will remember Tiego as a fearless and uncompromising president of the Azanian Students Organisation, an affiliate of the United Democratic Front, and a predecessor of the South African National Student Congress and South African Student Congress.
Moseneke joined the anti-apartheid movement and was detained in 1976 for taking part in a student demonstration. The following ten years were spent in prison, where he pursued his studies and developed a passion for law.
Moseneke attended the University of South Africa (UNISA) after being released from prison in 1986, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1990. He continued his legal education at the University of Pretoria, where he graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Law.
During his detention and harassment by the apartheid security forces for his involvement in the liberation struggle he remained resolute, the ANC added.
Moseneke was the founding chairperson of the South Africa Student Solidarity Foundation for Education, a fund started by a group of former student leaders in April 2016 as well as the founder and executive chairperson of Encha Group Limited.
Moseneke founded a law firm, Moseneke & Partners. He served on the council of the University of the Witwatersrand, the Wildlife Society. He also served on numerous boards.
Tiego Moseneke passed away on 19 April 2023.
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