it is with great shock that I received the news of Oupa’s death and I would like to give my condolence to you and the family. It is difficult to imagine South Africa without Oupa, a principled and committed comrade in the struggle for social justice, socialist transformation and solidarity.This is how I remember him from the encounters we had with him in Switzerland and in South Africa. I am very glad that Joachim sent me the website with his writings that will allow me to remember him and give guidance for the struggles ahead. I am grieved and my thoughts are with you who has lost a lifelong companion in everyday life and in the struggle. I hope you can find strength in the love and embrace of friends and family and the community of all those joining you to mourn Oupa.
Love and hugs,
Barbara Muller, Basel, Switzerland