Johnny Issel: Everything that was noble in the Struggle


Bush Radio is joining many organisations and individuals in paying tribute to the memory of Johnny Issel (born 17 August 1946 – 23 January 2011) who passed away on Sunday the 23rd January 2011.

We will be airing a discussion with Mr Issel tonight 24 January 2011 at 8pm on 89.5 FM.

A mentor to many, Mr Issel was one of the greatest organisers in our struggle against apartheid; a teacher, a student activist, a trade union and community organiser, one of the founders of Grassroots and the United Democratic Front (UDF).

We feel the words of those closest to him can best summarise what he meant to those that knew him.

Click on a name below to hear the thoughts of some of the people who attended his funeral today (24 January 2011) in Kensington.

Leila Issel (Daughter)   –   Allan Boesak   –   Trevor Manuel  

Ryland Fisher   –   Mildred Lesiea   –   James Matthews

Ruth Lewin   –   Salie Manie   –   Tyrone Appolis 

Cecil Esau   –   Frank Smith   –   Jean Swanson Jacobs

Mike Mulligan   –   Reggie September   –   Steve Carolus

 

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  2. leila Issel Says:

    An unforgettable Man, Father and Freedom Fighter who had romantic eyes and ideas for his country. A brilliant mind, amongst our most unique fathers definately.

    May you find your peace wherever you find yourself today, we think of you more than often and miss you inbetween. Its hard to let go, but we must, your essence it still lingers, your beliefs, they still haunt, the ones you left us for, they still finding their way.

    Its hard, sometimes the hardness makes the air thicker and the emotions more apparant. I don’t know how other children deal with the death of a parent, I think death is ridiculous 🙂 I miss you dad 🙂 its not the same without you 🙂

    Thank you for the gifts you taught and bestowed me, they work, always and forever, I love you 🙂

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