ZEPHANIA MOTHOPENG HOUSE

Known by his supporters as the 'Lion of Azania', Mothopeng was a teacher, intellectual, political prisoner, and stalwart of the Pan-Africanist Congress. His political activism spanned a turbulent half-century of resistance to white domination, from the early 1940's until his death in 1990. Much of his political and personal life centred around this home, which he shared with his wife Urbania from 1941, in an area that became a hot-bed of struggle.

829 Maseko Street, Orlando West, Soweto (Corner Pela)
Related Organisation: 
City of Johannesburg
Unveiling Date: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014