Press Release by the Foundation for Human Rights
31 August 2020
FHR mourns passing of Ms Nyameka Goniwe
It is with great sadness that the Foundation of Human Rights (FHR) learnt of the passing away of Ms Nyameka Goniwe. Our condolences go out to the Goniwe family and to her comrades in arms, the Mkhonto, Mhlauli and Calata families who have been patiently waiting to get justice for the murder of the Cradock 4.
The Foundation for Human Rights is thankful for the opportunity of working closely with families of the Cradock 4 and in particular Ms Nyameka Goniwe and her legal representatives in assisting the families to get accountability for the murders of the Cradock 4 by ensuring that those implicated in their murder at the hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are investigated and prosecuted.
We are very saddened by the fact that some twenty-five years after the assassination of her late husband Matthew Goniwe, the family is still waiting for justice.
We will remember Ma Nyameka Goniwe as a struggle activist in her own right as she led the process of healing Cradock and Linghile through her activism, poetry and vision for a better future for all. She served with distinction on the Board of the Black Sash and was the Executive Director of Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT), where she worked tirelessly to empower rural communities and strengthen civil society to lead the fight for transformation and equality.