Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma on Sunday conveyed his condolences following the passing of Professor Adam Small.
“We wish to convey our deepest condolences to the Small family, friends and relatives. We have lost a legendary writer and valuable thought leader. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” said President Zuma in statement.
The highly regarded academic, author and thought leader passed away on Saturday at the age of 79.
City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille also extended her condolences.
“As a writer and poet, Small used his craft to highlight the oppression suffered by the working class under the apartheid regime,” said the city.
The City of Cape Town conferred the Civic Honours on Small for his contribution towards Afrikaans literature in 2011.