Oliver Reginald Tambo

Tambo, Oliver Reginald


Born Oct. 27, 1917, in Bizana, Cape of Good Hope Province, Republic of South Africa. Participant in South Africa’s national liberation movement; lawyer.

In 1944, Tambo helped form the Youth League of the African National Congress (ANC), which advocated a radical program of struggle against racism. Until 1950 he occupied several leading positions in the league. Elected a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee in 1949, he became general secretary of the ANC in 1955 and vice-president in 1958. Since 1967 he has been the ANC’s acting president. Tambo has been repeatedly arrested and persecuted by the racist powers in South Africa.

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"Madam Angelina Teny was deported on Friday, June 12, 2015 from Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa," revealed Larco Lomoyat, a photo journalist, in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Saturday.
Before I become an emotional wreck (and don't I deserve to be emotional when Lugard and Barham are spewing pure drivel?), let me take you to the Oliver Reginald Tambo Airport (O.R.
Formerly known as Johannesburg International Airport, the airport was renamed Oliver Reginald Tambo International in honour of the South African freedom fighter and founder of the ruling Africa National Congress (ANC).
Oliver Reginald Tambo was born on 27 October 1917 in the village of Kantolo, in the Mbizana district of eastern Mpondoland (eQawukem) in the Eastern Cape.