Maniben Sita: South Africa's anti-apartheid heroine

The Indian-origin activist, who was an ardent Mahatma Gandhi follower, passed away on July 7 in Pretoria due to Covid-related complications. She was 94

Maniben Sita: South Africa's anti-apartheid heroine

Indian-origin anti-apartheid activist Maniben Sita passed away in South Africa on July 7 due to Covid-related complications. The 94-year-old was hospitalized last week in Pretoria after contracting the virus.

Maniben devoted her entire life to fighting apartheid in all its forms. She was inspired by her father Nana Sita, an ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi.

Apartheid was a system of institutionalized racial segregation that existed in South Africa and southwest Africa (now Namibia) from 1948 until the early 1990s.