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ANC BOKONE BOPHIRIMA MOURNS THE DEATH OF OUR VETERAN CDE SIMON SENNA
15/05/2017
Dakota Legoete

The African National Congress (ANC) in Bokone Bophirima has learnt with great sadness of the passing of a veteran of our movement, Cde Simon "De Bar" Senna. 73-year-old Cde Simon Senna was a member of the glorious Luthuli Detachment of Umkhonto weSizwe military wing of the ANC.

This loss will be felt not only within the ANC in Bokone Bophirima, but throughout the broader structures of the ANC, alliance partners and the mass democratic movement, including the community of the Zeerust-based Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality.

Cde Simon Senna was born in 1944 in Lehurutshe's Gopane Village outside Zeerust. He participated in the 1957 uprising when women were marching against the pass laws and that is where he cut his teeth in the liberation struggle. He left the country in 1964 after a successful stint of courier work and helping people cross the border into Botswana to go to exile. He received military training in Egypt focusing on survival military skills and proceeded to the Soviet Union in 1965 for advanced military training. He was part of the founding comrades who opened the Wankie/Sipholilo Campaign against the then Rhodesian Government. He also trained new cadres in 1976, who then went out to serve the ANC in diplomatic capacities in the then East Germany and Zambia.

In 1993 when the ban on political organizations was lifted, Cde Simon Senna returned to the country and took up the demobilization option. He was then employed in the Department of Public Works as a functionary in the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) projects. He served as the first Provincial Secretary of the ANC Veterans League in Bokone Bophirima and later became the Mayor of Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality until his retirement after the 2016 Local Government Elections.

Cde Simon Senna served the ANC with loyalty and distinction throughout his adult life and we are therefore devastated to lose a person of his calibre who still had a lot to share with the movement. We dip our revolutionary flag in honour of this servant of the people.

The ANC in Bokone Bophirima sends its heartfelt condolences to Cde Senna's family and friends and wishes them strength in this difficult time of loss. He is survived by his wife Gaanaope Sally Senna, a daughter and grandchildren.

May his soul rest in peace.

Memorial Service is scheduled as follows:
Date: 17th May 2017
Time: 10h00
Venue : Gopane Village, Zeerust

Funeral Service is scheduled as follows:
Date : 20th May 2017
Venue : Gopane Village, Zeerust

Issued by:
Dakota Legoete
ANC Provincial Secretary

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