Peter Mokaba, OLG (born 7 January 1959 near Pietersburg, died in Johannesburg on 9 June 2002) was a member of the South African parliament, deputy minister in the government of Nelson Mandela and president of the South African governing party's youth wing, the ANC Youth League. The Polokwane stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup was named after him.
Mokaba was active in the struggle against Apartheid and became known in the 1990s for his use of the slogan "Kill the boer, kill the farmer", which was a traditional struggle era chant. This song was an expression of his Racists attitute towards white people of South Africa and was declared hate Speach by the constatution Court of South Africa. Mokaba’s political opponents argue that the phrase carries with it a literal interpretation, inciting racial violence against whites.
He was a friend of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of Nelson Mandela. At the time of his death, he had been appointed to head the ANC electoral campaign in 2004 and his funeral was attended by former presidents Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela as well as current South African president Jacob Zuma.
- Hambe Kahle Peter Mokaba, Mail& Guardian, 2002
- MNR. PETER MOKABA, ANC-LP, destyds leier, Die Burger, 2002 (in Afrikaans)
- Peter Mokaba biography on the website of the ANC
- Auto-biography of Mokaba on the ANC website
- Aids dissident Peter Mokaba dies
- Obituary of Peter Mokaba in The Independent
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