Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has expressed deep sadness at the passing of Reverend Professor Bonganjalo Goba of the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA).
“We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to the Goba family and the UCCSA on the loss of this patriot and clergyman, who contributed immensely to building a better South Africa.
“May his soul rest in eternal peace,” said President Zuma on Tuesday.
Described as one of South Africa’s internationally acclaimed clergymen, the Presidency said Reverend Professor Goba will be remembered for his contribution to the higher education sector during the struggle against apartheid and as one of the signatories of the historical “Kairos Document”, a historical theological document that declared apartheid as a heresy and provided a counter to and convincing theological argument against apartheid theology.
The former UCCSA Chairperson also served as Vice Chancellor of the Durban University of Technology and has taught theology both in South Africa and in the United States of America, where he resided for many years as a self-exiled anti-apartheid activist.