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Widow of South African anti-apartheid activist dies

, the wife of , passed away on Sunday morning, almost exactly 50 years since the cleric was killed in the prison.

Anadolu Agency WORLD
Published September 29,2019

The widow of an anti-apartheid activist killed in the prison 50 years ago has died a half-century later.

Galiema Haron, the widow of Imam Haron, died in CapeTown, at age of 93.

"We are saddened to hear of the passing of the late Imam Haron's wife, Galiema Haron," South African Muslim group Awqafsa said on Twitter.

"We salute her for her enduring spirit of raising her children upon Imam Haron's untimely demise."

Galiema, who died Sunday morning, was laid to rest in the afternoon at the Mowbry Muslim Cemetery where her late husband was buried in 1969.

This month South Africa declared the imam's gravesite a provincial heritage site in recognition of his activism against apartheid.

Imam Haron was a South African Muslim cleric and anti-apartheid activist who was killed by operatives of the apartheid regime's security branch for his opposition to oppressive white minority rule.

South Africans on Sunday took to social media platforms to express their condolences to the Haron family for the loss of Galiema, praying that God grant her access to paradise and strength to the family.