In December 1972, Shezi was pushed in front of a moving train at Germiston station (and thus killed) after coming to the defense of African women being drenched with water by a white station cleaner. He posthumously received the Order of Luthuli for his "political leadership, outstanding contribution to the performing arts, and activism against apartheid"
He became a symbol for the struggle of black South Africans against the apartheid regime.
Forgotten Struggle heroes deserve better; Why must the family of a remarkable activist such as Ka Shezi suffer like this?(News)
Nov 12, 2009; In my native Setswana we have a saying which, when loosely translated into English says that "if a cat is sleeping on the stove...