Vusumzi L. Make (1931 – 15 April 2006) was a South African civil rights activist and lawyer. He is an ex-husband of American poet Maya Angelou; the two married in 1960, lived together in Cairo, Egypt for three years, and divorced in 1963. He was a professor at the University of Liberia in Monrovia, Liberia from 1968 to 1974.
Time in the Pan Africanist Congress
When Potlako Leballo, Chairman of the Pan Africanist Congress, was forced out of the position, Make joined a Presidential Council consisting of David Sibeko, Ellias Ntloedibe, and himself. Several months later, Make became the sole Chairman. He resigned from the chairmanship in January 1981 to make way for John Nyathi Pokela, who had been recently imprisonment on Robben Island. Under Pokela, Make served as deputy chairman of the PAC. He died on 15 April 2006 in Pretoria. and is survived by his widow Alma Liziwe Make and Daughter Titise.
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- "The Life and Times of Maya Angelou". Sir Francis Drake High School. Retrieved 2006-12-27.
- Mcgraw, Patricia Washington (2006-07-12). "Maya Angelou (1928–)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Central Arkansas Library System. Retrieved 2006-12-27.
- Kondlo, Kwandiwe Merriman (2004-01-01). 6. "From Poqo to APLA: The evolution of the PAC’s military strategy (1961-1990)". In the twilight of the Azanian Revolution: the exile history of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (South Africa): (1960-1990). University of Johannesburg. pp. 281–311. Retrieved 2006-12-27.
- Statement on behalf of the South Africa United Front, an anti-apartheid piece written by Make and Oliver Tambo
David Sibeko, Ellias Ntloedibe, and Make
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August 1979-January 1981
John Nyathi Pokela
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