“Let the Memory of Andrew be with us forever”

He had an infectious smile, he was loud, he was an activist par excellence. He is no more, gone to rest. He has played his part in this earth in the fight for access to HIV and TB treatment. In his words, in him you saw all the SANAC CSF Sectors because he embodied them. When all is said and done, Andrew Mosane was a humanist. We have lost a gallant fighter, an educator, an activist, a friend. 

According to Mabalane Mfundisi, Executive Director of Show Me Your Number “Whilst Andrew was currently an employee of Show Me Your Number, he was infact an employee for the whole SANAC CSF sectors. A leader par excellence. Go well Andrew, go rest. As the saying goes – WHEN A TREE FALLS, SO SHALL IT LIE”. 

Steve Letsike, Chair person of SANAC CSF and Co-Chairperson of SANAC says of Andrew Mosane “He made his presence felt. His contributions were incisive. He was a dependable activist ready and able to champion the cause of People Living with HIV and TB and he carried all sectors with him. He was an educator-par-excellence. Tsela tshweu Druza, until we meet again” We will share further details once the family has finalised the funeral arrangements. 

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Issued by Show Me Your Number and SANAC CSF If you need more information, contact
Greer Schoeman on greer@sanaccsf.org.za  or
Sthembile Mthanti on sthembile@showmeyournumber.org.za
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It is with great sadness and heaviness of hearts that we have learnt about the passing on of a gallant HIV and AIDS activist – Cde Andrew Mosane. Our heartfelt condolences to the Mosane family, friends, civil society sectors and Show Me Your Number. All of us have lost such an astute person, and the gap created by his departure will always be so hard to fill. NACOSA had a rare opportunity of Andrew serving in its Gauteng Provincial Advisory Committee since 2017. He was always passionate and uncompromising about health issues affecting key and vulnerable populations. In all his contributions, he proved to be the voice of the voiceless – many of those living at the “back-of-the-behind”. He was unashamedly selfless with his time when it came to championing the cause of the less privileged key and vulnerable populations. Andrew will be forever remembered and cherished by NACOSA for his contribution to its operations. Andrew’s legacy continues to live on, and it should never die.
May Andrew Mosane’s Spirit Rest In Peace.
From NACOSA Board & Staff.

He loved his life, family, friends and his work. He struggled and fought so much for others. He served the social justice movement in South Africa with passion. Today I have lost so much nothing can ever compare to Andrew Mosane. May your soul rest in peace sthandwa sami akwehlanga lungehlanga. Sindi Shangase
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Revolutionary greetings maqabane. My heart is bleeding profusely to loose such a young life of Andrew. It will never be the same. Honestly, it feels like a bad dream. He forced me to give Him a t-shirt, as he is a volunteer. We met coincidently as I was working in Durban. A warrior is no more but we will continue with the Batton because he left it with all of us to continue from where he has left. Motaung Meisikind
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He lived a full exciting life #Andrew. Always bubbly as usual. What a soul. Zolani
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He was phenomenal! Very inclusive and always engaging. Brought light & life into any room. #RIPAndrew. Rene Sparks
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When I heard of his passing, I thought of Pru, aybo bewu vele udonswe kuthi masiyeni. Aphumule ngoxolo. Thembi Ngubane
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Andrew was a hot mess, he was not shy to sing a struggle song and murder it because he believed he could sing. He never got tired of misbehaving this one. If he hears of people not getting their meds, he would say masiyeni maqabane now. He was a dear comrade. He forever called me ‘nobhala one content’, which is meant as a compliment and a challenge. Often I avoided his calls because Andrew’s energy was too much , he wanted to run and toy toy all the time. I would gently say send me a Whatsapp comrade just to breath before i hear what toy toy he wants me to join now. His queerness was visibly powerful. He helped us to understand working class black queer politics and struggles. His whole black body was a site of struggle and power. He was never shy about who he is. Our TB expert, our resident activist doctor from the University of TAC is gone. He was passionate like many of us about politics of science. Many never understood Andrew because of his loud activism. I loved Andrew because of his free spirit. We must unpack why Andrew died prematurely. As far as Im aware, he did not die of covid but of the silent killer that many us have forgotten because of covid. I hope a hero fitting memorial service will be held for him. Andrew and Prudence were very similar in many ways. He is now with them in the other life. Vuyiseka Dubula
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“Andrew sounds like Prudence” et voila. It is dreadfully sad when comrades die prematurely. Sending all lots of warm, embracing hugs and May Andrew’s spirit and no kak attitude continue to embrace us all. Shaun Mellors
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Rest in power Comrade Andrew. Martha Tholanah
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I can hear him shouting loud kwi AIDS CONFERENCE…….. DECRIM DECRIM DECRIM. Yhooo what a matryr, a true activist from the TAC ALUMNI, unashamed and full of life. Nondumiso Ndumi Mvinjelwa
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Andrew will be missed . He was loved . I personally want him to be remembered for the Hero that he was to many of us . Fearless was Andrew. Yas Poz Raphael
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When I came to South Africa and started working with TAC on treatment literacy, I was like “are Nathan, Zackie, Jack the only gay men here!?” Surely there must be black queer men in TAC and then came Andrew. He was just fierce–as a queer man, as a treatment activist. When we did our trainings he would crack me up at the same time as I sat amazed watching him do the work—taking complicated scientific information and boil it down into language for the community, a language we could all understand (and it was usually entertaining too). When I think of him, I think of the word “teacher.” Vuyiseka Dubula: what is the word for teacher in Xhosa? Because he was a master teacher. We must honor our teachers. Those who took the science up to save lives. Because that is what they did, what Andrew did: took knowledge as a tool to rescue many from death. And I think of Johanna Ncala today. Of Vuyani Jacobs. Oooh! All such complicated, brilliant people. We were privileged to know them. Work with them. Gregg Gonsalves
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Rest in Power Andrew. Phindi Malaza
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Andrew was a force of nature and as such he will be here to continue pushing and singing. Mary Ann Torres
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Forever remembered for the firebrand he was. Linda Gail Bekker
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My human being I would call him. Soooooooo angry right know. Hendrietta Ipeleng Bogopane-Zulu
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Hamba kahle Qabane sekudala uzabalaza! Godana Patrick
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You fought a good fight, You have finished the race. You have kept the faith. I promise you I’ll keep on fighting. Thank you God for borrowing us this beautiful soul Hamba Kahle my friend. Olga Bee Barends
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In our quest to move on and to suppress grief, grief will rudely show up in other areas of our lives and pronounce its presence in ways we may not be able to control. Grief is larger than us, far too big to be ignored because its manifestations are undesirable. I hate hives and stress marks, so I choose sadness and tears right now. Please be patient with me as I once more pay attention to this emotion. Because if I don’t, it may present in ways that may be harmful to me and to my family. Today I sat silently with my self all day long. I had the luxury of escaping the tribe while under the same roof. I think my kids know it when I need to process some heavy spiritual stuff, they give me room to do just that. Comrade hubby is not a typical hugging husband, he is a food and chocolate and tea/coffee provider. He is one to buy take away supper and he just gives me space to be with self. That’s his love language. Andrew Mosane I have not shed a tear yet. I’m scared you will show up and laugh at me and say “sisi hay suka stop that” So I’m going to sit within my feelings and process my pain. That too has its challenges because I find myself laughing because I would remember you saying “sisi please leave because it’s about to go down, I don’t want you to see this” Elaxesha you are about to call out on leadership. You had the utmost respect for me; I saw it and I always ignored it because I was after warming up with your larger than life personality. You were smart and witty, a thinking and well researched contributor in conversations. Always hurried, always urgent. Still you asked about the kids, always. I’m here feeling sorry for myself, not knowing what to do with me. I want you to brush me off again and say “but sisi why are you asking me about politics, come sit with me and let’s gossip”. Even when I was not doing politics, you always accused me of talking politics. An avid reader, an articulate activist, and a crazy friend who would let loose once I leave the room. I always have to know… Ibidika lanto yethu yala vibe, two strong and loud personalities being mutually respectful like that was just awkward. You were a gigantic human being. In my heart, you live on… Slotting my name kwingoma zomzabalazo, and I would deny ndithi “Andrew ndandingekho emzabalazweni mfondini” you would crack up and sing louder Rest Qhawe, Amandla! Tabita Mahlangeni-Ntuli
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Travel safe my Comrade… Thank you for crossing my Path, your wisdom, love, kindness and friendship… Rest in Eternal Peace Leadership. Andrew Mosane. Gonondo Sheila Mbele Khama
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May his soul rest in peace, so sad. Joseph Jobbu
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Rest in Peace my cousin. Tshepang Mosane
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Yhooo… A leader, a teacher, an activist, a friend and a brother has fallen, it is so sad. Go well Comrade, singamangqina umsebenzi obubekelwe wona emhlabeni uwenzile, will continue apho uyeke khona Nkokheli, #TheStruggleContinues “…Isikhalo somntwana sihoye, Thula mntanam wen’ukhalelani,Thula mntanam wen’ukhalelani…” will always miss u ngalo ngoma Nkokheli. Chumisa Mbewu-Dyasi
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Oohhh my Comrade, my leader, my star, my lecturer, my everything, lala ngoxolo siyohlala sikukhumbula. Jacobeth Vangile
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Am still shocked Andrew Mosane gone WITHOUT saying goodbye to me? We chat on my birthday o mpolella gore u r back to hospital but u fail to say GOODBYE again?U multiply dear go & rest lala SMYN RUSTENBURG OFFICE will never be the same RIP LALA. Perseverence Tebogo MamaKea Mokgoebi
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Ooohhhhh NKOSI YAM! you may GONE but you aren’t FORGOTTEN my friend. R.I.P… Return If Possible. Takatso Chidi
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A tree has lost one of its roots we were given now taken a forever striving soul proud to live his life to the fullest and educate the masses Tac Gauteng has lost one of its forever strongest pillars god the mighty gave us a chance to live with now he is no more May his soul Retire in Power he has left a scar and a mark to many Rest in Peace Andrew Mosane you will be missed by many but mostly your family. From cape to cairo… Lucky Frank Mgciwa-Chuma CK
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Go and rest Andrew Mosane. You just left us like that mkhozi… I respect 2021. Tantaswa Ndlelana
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I’m heart broken. I pray that you give us a signal on how to treat chameleons who pretended and those who mistreated you. My heart is painful and my soul is troubled by your sadden departure. Only God knows how much I love you my friend. Even though it is hard to let go, but surely, you are in a better place. Rest in peace callable soldier. Tshidiso LordWolf Mokhele
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May his soul rest in peace. May God protect his family and friends, to all fellow colleagues and Comrades Andrew ran his race. Themba WasemaBheleni Ntuli Mabandla
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On a day, I am not on line and too occupied to look at my phone wena you decide to leave me, just like that. Many people have said a mouthful here already my dear brother. I have no Words, I am hurt. Lala malume wabantwana bam, lala genius. Lala my dear brother Andrew Mosane. You have multiplied. We have gained a powerful guide in you. I wish you would call on some urgent matter one more time. See you in my dreams Condolences Tabita Mahlangeni-Ntuli and family. We have lost a genuine Comrade. Andrew was load and always full of life. He is now entering the heaven gates with a bang and I can imagine izingelosi shaking their heads on laughter ngoba ume phezu kwetafile, as we speak. Rest well Andrew,ukulwile ukulwa okuhle Comrade. Lihle Sibalcool
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Man, if only we could clone his brain and Spirit. What a fierce brilliant human soul. Always on some “urgent” quest for me to engage him kwi report, or policy or position paper, or general politics. We fought about his lack of rest and his love of coca cola on a regular. He was a truck load of good energy. I’m shattered. He is resting now. Tabita Mahlangeni-Ntuli
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Help manage to write its own history with witness that we’ve managed to be part of his life in his many soul rest in peace. Fanyana Tshabalala
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May your soul rest in peace comrade. It was a blessing to know you. My condolences to the TAC family and everyone touched by your passing dear. Stephy Lee
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Such a talented young life. His work ethic was excellent. I would always reach out to him for advice so that I do my work properly. RIP leadership. Remothe Rodgers
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Druza ka sebele. Those cut from the cloth that Andrew was made from don’t die, they multiply. Andrew has multiplied. He is that flower that grew from beneath concrete. Great journey and go rest well comrade Andrew. Rest. Mabalane Mfundisi Inkabiyepolitikiwell
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May his soul rest in peace. I don’t even know what to say. So heart broken. I am happy that he left after he fought for South African. Maria Lale
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Rest in Eternal peace Andrew. You have done so much for this country. Your contributions to the CSF agenda and to AIDS councils functionality will remain. Sincere condolences to the Mosane family. Malega Kganakga
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Today ! The first time , with this loss , I did that , call the number , send the WhatsApp check the email , disbelieving! Comrade Andrew Mosane is really gone ! Like after everything he survived , I really thought he would be old and grey and still singing with that husky voice for decades more! Elle-Rae David
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Today I know about the 4 T cells and I master them. Dankooo Druza. Brenda Masango
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Sad sad sad news. Rest in Peace Andrew Mosane. Kanya Ndaki
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My friend, my heart, you won’t be replaceable. The Mosane’s family I know that you have lost a son; a brother and a legend DRUZA MY FRIEND MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. Julia Modikoe
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It is so difficult when we lost one of our own too soon. When we lose the best fighter, the smartest teacher, and a huge spirit. We are mourning as a community together. Thank you for all your wishes- I will pass them on to all. Lesley Odendal
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Heavy heart and disbelief to learn about the passing of our comrade, friend and leader Andrew Mosane . Andrew was the definition of a “radical” and the epitome of what a comrade is. His laughter was infectious, his intellect sharp, his wit legendary, his care sincere, his rebuke strong, his instruction precise and his advice – gentle. From interacting to collaborating, there was always something to learn from Andrew, he was clear, intentional and provocative always. I remember how he pushed us to be bold, visible and heard as young activists, challenging us to take up space and to speak in one, consistent voice. I remember fondly working hard on engagements within the community village program at the international AIDS conference in 2016 and the process of updating the national strategic plan on HIV, TB and STI’s among other things in recent years – partying always, as Andrew enthusiastically encouraged along the way! What I will miss most about Andrew is his authenticity, his unapologetic ability to speak the truth even when it hurt to be on the other side of what you were hearing. If Andrew liked you – he liked you, if he didn’t, well – you’d know. And this was an unchangeable quality – it didn’t matter if you were a president, minister, academic or anyone else. I last spoke to Andrew on the 10th of December, when about rounding off work for 2020, I got this text from him requesting a presentation I’d done on Comprehensive Sexuality Education and its links to improving the health and well-being outcomes of adolescents and young people. Andrew had requested the presentation as he was on the ground, hard at work in the North West province and wanted to have CSE fully implemented there as an ever committed fact based activist. Thank you comrade Andrew for your leadership, stern guidance, for the laughs and for reminding me not to take myself nor my youth too seriously. You’ll be missed. Hamba Kahle. We’ll honor your legacy by keeping up this fight ❤
#RememberAndrewMosane #HambaKahle #TAC. Levi Singh
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A formidable HIV activist has left us. A very sad day for then civil society forum. Andrew was brave, intelligent and uncompromising when it comes to fighting for the rights of those living with HIV including engaging communities in various areas of human rights. SANAC CSF is poorer without his leadership. Condolences to the Mosane family and to AIDS council both national and provincial. MHSRIP. Malega Kganakga
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A soldier of the struggle for Human Rights has fallen! Lala joni. Lala qabane! You were a weapon of mass destruction against oppressors of Human Rights! So fearless, so courageous. You loved humanity with all your being. Phila ngonaphakade joni! . Long live the spirit of Andrew Mosane ! Long live! Amandla qabane! Amandla! Undibilulisele ku Azola Anele Goqwana no Prudence Mabele. Thoko Budaza
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Deserves a state Memorial service and funeral… It must also be broadcast live on TV… He needs to be loudly celebrated. Lebogang Brenda Motsumi
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I remember receiving your call saying you are at Odi hospital 2018 I had no money but I made xo gore ka fitla to see you, I was scared to talk to you as you used to swear at me, that’s when you became more than a mentor to me; we cried, shared everything together I was with you when you had no job , friends but I shared with you everything I had and what I learned from you is never allow yourself to be used or to be involved in the issues that are not yours. Even now I knew the pains you were having the suffering Andrew Mosane I did appreciate you for who you are and I played a part in your life like you did in mine to tell you the truth I wish we could say Mang otlokofetse but no, Thato ophethegile robala ka kagiso Andrew okgaphile pelo if I knew gore Wednesday we were speaking for the last as you said I must come on Friday le phila ya bucie uzoyigcina I impilo wami reje ting le tsotlo Petrus Mendee Mosanegomotsega sthandwa Gosiame Nomzamo
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Rest in Power Andrew Mosane!!! Lala Sotsha lomzabalazo!!! ✊✊✊✋✋✋ Sibusiso Bhashini Swidi-labantwana
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In the memory of Andrew Mosane. May his soul rest in peace. Comrade the very last time. He once bought a glass vase he used to drink beer from. I took it and from him, just recently I put it on display kanti angazi ukuthi he is going to leave us. Luckyboy Phoenix Edison Mkhondwane
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Andrew was such a dynamic character. I will never forget him as he trained a lot of Basotho on Treatment Literacy and Advocacy. He used to come to Lesotho with you Gregg, Johanna Ncala, and a few others. A spirit of activism was instilled in Basotho activists! Andrew contributed a lot… Afred Thotolo (Lesotho)
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Comrade kubuhlungu Ngathi ngiyaphupha yazini he deserves a perfect send off We have all lost he was never serious the sense of humour and way to play with words all in good spirit. He taught me a lot about Activism and TAC. Koboyankwe Woody Tebogo
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We were in serious battles and struggles. But somehow in the midst of all the hardships we created good friendships, moments and memories. Being around Andrew kwakuhlezi kumnandi, size sikhohlwe ukuthi aybo; kuzoliwa kulendawo, sisempini… Sylvia Dlamini
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Goodnight Nkokheli Andrew Mosane, I have lost a Leader, Colleague and a friend. I saw you in the struggle TAC,SANAC, MSF Etc.. They are my witness. Struggle continues ✊See you in the Morning. Charlotte Zitha
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He was a fearless giant in a small body. He inspired me with his critical understanding of complex matters especially when came to policy issues. Always unapologetic in his advocacy. May his spirit continue to live in us until health as a human right is realized by all. Katlego Rasebitse
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REST IN POWER. REST IN PEACE ANDREW ROBALA Mosane. REST IN PEACE LGBTQIA. ROBALA TSALA YAME. Raditoro Belle(Phamodi)
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As I post this, I remember how you took me out of TAC office one day to go distribute condoms at Noord taxi rank. I also remember my first day being transferred to the Joburg office and you made drive around so we can get a picket permission. I remember how you would shut me up in meetings cause I was too theoretical for you. I remember the day we went drinking after a community event in Dayveton and I had to drive you to Pretoria. I remember our moments at every Aids and TB conferences.. You lived a full life sweedat Andrew Mosane. Now you can go rest… Hamba Kahle Mkhozi! Sbongile Nkosi
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I’m feeling sad already. Bekuwuntanga wami and that’s how, we and Godfrey Godfrey Lepono, used to address each other, with sincere affection and endearment, he was a friend in need and a friend indeed to me at the office. All jolly, touch is move, no nonsense and yet in one go very friendly. Incisive, strategic and straight talker, yet can be very playful. Even Elgin was feeling welcomed because of him. May his revolutionary spirit rest in peace. Stephen Ngcobo
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I was looking at videos on my phone of us being led in song by him at the last physical SANAC meetings and I’m just shattered , in my heard I was saying I need to WhatsApp him and then now this !!! God help us. Elle-Rae David
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This is heart breaking, shocking and unexpected. Condolences Sbo and everyone associated with his ever living name and Comradeship. Lawrence Mbalati
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Andrew! NOOOO. He was the real deal – and so brave to keep fighting so many battles. a really inspiring comrade. such a loss. He inspired me & I’ll keep his memory alive. robala kgotso, Andrew Mosane. Borrie Lagrange
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Iyhoo boom what a blow into my face Andrew Mosane you broke my heart. Rest In Power leadership. Kgowe Thabiso Mogapi
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Iguerrilla alilali liguqa ngamadolo… Return If Possible Andrew… Oh my word he was so passionate about issues of CSF, I can hear his voice in my ears at the AIDS CONFERENCE shouting “Decrimin NOW!” Rest Nkokheli, we will carry your baton without fail. Nondumiso Ndumi Mvinjelwa
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His contribution to the Civil Society and the response to HIV and TB is priceless. We will remember him for his honesty and desire to educate people of South Africa about HAST and Human Rights. You have run your race Druza and MYSRIP. Condolences to the Mosane Family. Mokhethi Ranthako
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What a great loss. You were an eternal activist, my friend. I loved your passion and how you never hesitated to speak your mind. We will miss you deeply. Julia Hill
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Ou, said it all about him, he was more than a friend, a brother, a teacher and a counselor to many. Growing up with taught me a lot about him. Lorraine Wisdom
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I am lost of words my friend, we hardly saw your each other, but when we met that spark of friendship was there, it was like we see each other everyday, please rest well my dear friend untill we meet again on the other side of the equator Rest well. Elizabeth Sebetso
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May his precious soul rest in eternal peace. He should be given a state funeral. A warrior has gone down. Sibongile Matlala
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Go well comrade, you have run your race TAC won’t be the same hamba khahle. Ntombifuthi Maleka
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May his soul rest in peace. Koboyankwe Woody Tebogo
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Rest easy Tiger you were a real activist taught some of us how to Advocate and activism. Mphorokela Lesiba
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Rest Well Comrade Mosane; I met you when it was not fashionable to be a member of TAC while you were National PTL Trainer; a very humble jolly soul. Indeed death has robbed us of a gallant human rights activist. Rabboni Msweli
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Sleep peaceful my leader, we will continue with the struggle A luta continua. You didn’t die but were planted, soon you will germinate and become a big tree with branches. People out there will enjoy your fruits our dear brother. It’s very sad. Tac was an organisation, perhaps the first non exclusively gay one, where effeminate boys like Andrew could feel welcome and free to express themselves and not be bullied. Nathan Geffen
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Kgotsong Everyone. Kindly allow me to dedicate this special Song to the one and only Druza….A brother of high intellect. his beautiful Soul “crossover” to the other realm with ease. What I know fosho, is that he has played his part in the name of Social Development, He was indeed one of the best Teachers around, “Moruti yo o popota” He has made his mark!!! He understood NHI/UHC even in his sleep. I’ll miss his bold personality, very bubbly and always full of life even when he was sick. He had presence. Selfless soldier of the struggle. Will forever remember how crazy and humbled he was. Brilliant brains he had. We have lost a ACTIVIST at heart loving easily to connect I rember him cde fikile lapha esummers place energetic soul ya ne. He would want us to enjoy nd speak of the great things nd laugh nje Hamba kahle soja ✊✊✊ Simphiwe Tshabala
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The Giant that’s produced Radical vibrant well informed activists of our generation when the Global world faces misinformation, denialism, stigma, discrimination and violation of both internal law and our South African Constitution Comrade Andrew Druza Mosane champion HIV/Aids Struggle to ARV,NSP and I remember him during when we attended TLP/ TL Trainers @Magalisburg Retrive were leaders like the late Comrades Johannah and comrade Wakhe Phangele TAC leaders were produced by Druza, I am one of those who you produce to understood the Science of HIV/TB, STI’s and RX, rest in peace. Tshepo Marungw
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Leaders with tolerance are given birth to. Leaders with pride are groomed by hate, jealousy and greed. Rest in peace Andrew, I recall when you said to me, thlohela Bana babaloyi. You gave me strength after losing my Job with CMT, you are one of those who said hang in there. Good people are leaving us. May your soul rest in peace, sing along with the likes of Sarah Hlalela, Vuyani Jacobs, Prudence Mabele behind the curtains we still shake the system. Mthuthuzeli Skhosana
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Rest In Peace Andrew my Friend, my Colleague, my Educator, my Confidante, You have taught me to Speak my mind and to be Brave, I will forever cherish the days we spent together at CMT Rest in Power and Rise in Glory. Dibuseng
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“Zundikhaphe Sendiwela Yiba Umncedi Wam”. Is a song that resonates with me this morning as I remember Andrew. Its hard to think of him gone. His voice, infectious laugh, his brilliant mind, nokuba isikhwishikhwishi especially around an activity – workshop or march. Nonhlanhla Mkhize

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For the kind words unsaid, for the prosperity we shall grow on your footsteps. I thank God for allowing me to get to know you my Friend, I remember our last conversation on my birthday. We shall meet again Ntombi yomthandazo #RestAndrew ❤ Zolani
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These were our last conversations… Little did I know that you were actually saying goodbye… Rest in perfect peace chomie… You will always be remembered mmata. Mrs TP
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Andrew has fought a good fight of faith, a worshiper and he always filled the gap everywhere he was, I will always remember your good deed and may your soul rest in peace. May God Comfort us and bereaved family. Dr Malema
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Sad & hurting indeed, it reminds me of the good old days which I’m proud to have been part of, I’m saddened to lose people like Andrew who were passionate & committed to the course of others without expecting anything in return. No word can express who Andrew really was as he was versatile, nonetheless MAY GOD BE WITH HIM IN HIS ETERNAL LIFE & PEACE BE WITH HIM. Naomi
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Rest in Peace Druza , you will always be remembered , you left a mark on your work and it’s up to us on what we do from where you left off.
Kgomotso
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Afternoon comrades I just felt I should share the fact that Andrew served as member of the Tshwane Mayoral AIDS Council (TMAC) for 2 dispensations. He was very supportive when we led the disbandment of the old TMAC based on the approved terms of reference for CSO and establishment of the AIDS council. He will surely be missed by City of Tshwane for his selfless dedication to the transformation of TMAC and also empowerment of civil society in understanding rights and functions. He continued the support even after indicating that he is now at SANAC we engaged, involved and included him in the business of civil society issues. He made the AIDS unit his second home, he would come anytime to my office and attend his webinars and buy us lunch. Are retlomogalla ge aja ale one. Wow a patriot has fallen. May his soul rest in peace his works will keep him present in our midst. SV Ngcobo
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Andrew Rest in Peace you are the one indeed one in a million fighting stigma and disability was bearable because I knew I have the support in you. My son rest in power. Now is time to rest baby you fought the good fight and yes you left the legacy that needs courageous people to follow it. Shwemekazi Omuhle
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I did not know Andrew very well, but allow me to share the impression he left on me. I got the feeling that Andrew was the kind of activist that could nimbly traverse sectors to focus on those most in need. My most vivid memory of him is from a civil society consultation in March 2018, for South Africa’s last Global Fund request. He made a powerful intervention, advocating for investment in the organizational development of drug user led networks. He observed that other communities where able to put their issues on the table, but there was a gap for people who use and inject drugs. These folks were in the room, to be sure, but had few allies in the meeting. He saw this, and amplified their voice. He pushed for investment in the leadership of drug user communities. This was captured in the meeting report, and — for the first time — funding to establish and build a national network of people who use drugs was included in our current Global Fund grant. his is how I remember Andrew. He stood up for the most marginalized, the most sidelined, even when it was not necessarily politically expedient for him to do so. And his advocacy worked. Go well, comrade. Gemma Oberth
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Sleep well my friend… See you in the morning you’ll remain in our hearts. Nandes
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When the times of darkness come I will raise my face and hands to my Lord surely he will protect you my friend. Goodnight friend. Phillimon Thwala

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I’m sure isingesi senza abantu bangaziva Xa bengena mbeko , better keep quiet than writing assay for addressing your personal issues if one has an issue with other people in this group you are so so disrespectful to use this moment and again Comrade Andrew has worked tirelessly for the world I’m not sure if there’s a leader or a comrade who can use this moment to say negative things some of us we lost our loved ones also don’t have time to read Izinto ezingakhiyo lazini ixesha lokulwa sondawo yamagwala. Lena Portia

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This is profound. He was fearless and whether through action or voice, Andrew commanded attention wherever he was. Thab’sile
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The world has lost a truly GREAT human being! It is uplifting to see how many people he inspired, though, and remember the many battles he won for everyone on behalf of the poor and marginalised ✊ There should be a statue to the long list of HIV activists who died before their time, now Andrew Mosane… Hopefully one day there will be, replacing Louis Botha outside Parliament!! John Ashmore
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So sad for the passing of Andrew. He will ways be remembered for his energy and hard work. Good Night Andrew. You ran your marathon. Bejuderampoana
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I’ll dedicate Beyonce’s song “I was here’ #Rest Comrade ✊ His laughter I’ll always cherish , cos he taught me . Rest easy my Confidante. Zolani
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I remember Andrew he come with a file in the office saying this clinic they don’t know me well. We had to scrutinize the patient file checking when she started her treatment why they have change the regiment until we found a loophole where the facility was sued. Oh I will miss your place, intelligence, hard working and laughing face. LALA NGOXHOLO ANDREW UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. Angel
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His contribution to the Civil Society and the response to HIV and TB is priceless. We will remember him for his honesty and desire to educate people of South Africa about HAST and Human Rights. You have run your race Druza and MYSRIP. Condolences to the Mosane Family. Mokhethi Ranthako
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A fearless soldierr, with a passion that could never be tamed. Silahlekelwe ngempela. He will be missed dearly ❤ Thuthukile Mbatha
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We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know it is a part of life. This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life. Rest in peace Andrew Mosane✊✊✊ those memories we shared together will never be forgotten Robala ka kgotso. Joy Molion
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Umuthi omkhulu uwile madoda. Lala uphumule bhuti. Izinkokheli azilali ziguqa ngedolo. Sekudala uzabalaza. Zaid Patrick Mkhize
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Oh my word, I am so sorry to hear this. Andrew was a sweet, funny and brave soul. He had a real grace about him and such a way with words. I’ll never forget being at a meeting or a protest or something and looking for comment from TAC years ago. A couple of guys turned to me and were a bit like sassy, like who the heck are you. Andrew shouted from like 10 feet away, “Ay, that’s Laura – she’s always with us” and we laughed. I will miss you Andrew Mosane. Laura Lopez Gonzalez
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Noooooooo this is devastating. If ever there was someone to lift your spirits purely by his presence – it was Andrew. RIP comrade. Prinitha Pillay
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May your soul rest in peace activist I have learned so many revolutionary songs from you and me being so committed, its all because of you. Matso
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RIP Andrew Druza Mosane, champ, activist , professor, leadership, legend. You may be gone but your legacy will live on, you were a rare breed. In you God had given us a warrior of our times, a lion @ heart. Robala boroko Morena, Osebeditse. Lee
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Long live the spirit of Druza!! Long Live!! I love the energy in you, positivity, honesty, respect, laughter and commitment, I saw a true leader in you. Thanks for meeting u, though it was short period. You deserve a peaceful rest. May the Good Lord be with you wherever you are. Les
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What we do for ourselves dies with us but what we do for others and the world remains immortal and is for the world…His deeds are immortal we shall forever remember him and keep him in our hearts. May his soul all departed souls rest in eternal peace. Agnes
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Let his soul rest in peace, until we meet again. Makha

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In memory of the late Andrew Mosane. Rest in Peace. Your Spirit, knowledge and determination will live amongst us. Long live the Spirit of the late Comrade Andrew ✊✊✊✊ Ninho
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Last conversation with him, so heart broken, Rest well my “Tsalaship” as we used to call each other. You will be solemnly missed. Ntsoaki
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On this day Andrew got into a Zoom meeting scheduled for 3 hours. He listened to the presentation asked 3 questions. 15min into the session the meeting ended and it was rescheduled so that they can be better prepared. He was power amplified. He was so knowledgeable. I was in awe and I was spellbound. Palesa Komane
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I first met Andrew ngo 2008 Siyanqoba hosted dialogue with schools then I was still shy but I loved the way he was active ngakhona. He made sure I felt welcomed despite my disability . 2010 I attended Positive Convention at Durban guess what who is the person engaqala ngamjwayela it’s him besides Pholo. In short Andrew had a way of making me feel welcome me loool I will miss my son. Shwemekazi Omuhle
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I first met Comrade Andrew Mosane while he was the National PTL Trainer while they were conducting PTL training in Limpopo around late 2007 or early 2008 if I recall very well; He was a very humble and Jolly person who loved everyone without judging them; Our conversation was like we’d known each other for ages; for the second time us during TAC National Congress at Birchwood Hotel; He never slept mobilizing Provinces to rally behind the collective leadership to be Chaired by Comrade Nonkosi Khumalo. In summary we lost a cadre that was down to earth; loving people and easy to connect with everyone. Rest easy Comrade Mosane. Charles Lesiba Maponya
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Robala le pantsula laka orobile pelo Andrew Mosane lov you always chomi they don’t know the bond we shared, you deserve a state funeral. I will miss those calls, visiting, talking, singing, drinking and mostly the knowledge that you were giving me, I don’t want to lie okgaphile pelo Andrew. Gosiame Nomzamo
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My heart is broken, we have lost a brother, a friend a humanitarian and gender activist kor ya neh Andrew Mosane my your soul rest in Power. Monicca Kalodi(Moo)
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My dear Andrew Mosane, Friday turned out to be thee most difficult day. I was shattered. I cracked. But I couldn’t shed a tear, I was too shocked to process completely what was happening. Initially I wanted to think that it was all a dream man, that I was going to wake up and hear thalala, I was pulling all your legs bakhozi, “I am very much alive” with that naughtiness you always carried Druza. The entire weekend was hard and I spent all of it in bed, drugged, numb and wet with tears. Wena you came to TAC with a bang, with quite a number of other young comrades as we were setting up our Treatment Literacy Programme and, led by Siphokazi Mthathi, and you were under Johanna Ncala Team in Gauteng, and Community Treatment Project which I headed then.
Ngikhumbula the quad of our super crazy gays, you, Luckyboy Phoenix Edison Mkhondwane Bonginkosi Siphesihle Mthembu no Gcina…… Yeyyyyyyy, smashed stereotypes on gays and whipped all homophobes to shape by being unapologetic and just being excellent in what you did. I remember we were the initial team of trainers nabo Johanna, Sipho, Vuyiseka. You guys were soo good that at some point you were my teachers. You Druza, was my TB specialist… Luckyboy is still my go to for TX matters. I remember when you used to relate to me your encounter with MDR TB and your journey on Streptomycin , you always told it with laughter that I would even forget how you wanted to tell me/us that yeyyyyyy i-strepto ayingomdlalo. I once accompanied you on the day of your injection, Thixo I remember the laughter a d how you made me drive you around and then but you KFC because ke as you said: “i-strepto siyanginyisa and manje sifuna i-KFC” and you burst out with a huge belly laughter. KFC you got, and many other things you manipulated out of me Man, you were the life of anything you passionately believed in, be it relationships, friendships or comradeship…
Politics of human rights and access to health care were your Forte…. Yeka nje usufika uphethe I-constitution evithike (torn), as long as Chapter 2 was alright there, everything was good to go. You were leadership Druza, you led fiercely and passionately. You believed in your capabilities and that is why you rose within the ranks of the movement, all the way to the top. You were firm on accountability. You believed in structures leading and leadership listening and creating enabling environments for the struggle to be waged. You were an organizer par excellence.
Yeyyyyy I knew streets of Sosha and Garankuwa through you… Besingena eStanza Bopape sicashe emva kwakho (hiding behind you), demand accountability siphume kune-solutions. Ubungancenge kuthenjwa ke, leadership in different sectors you were active in, knew that if it was time to shut down NDOH, kuwe kwakunjalo nje. If there must be a disruption of a SANAC meeting, kwakunjalo nje. Am laughing because you would remind us as your leaders then ukuthi the struggles were your daily life, if asikho serious we must move away ngoba ke wena your life depended on things being done and leaders held to account. You would say to Minister Motsoaledi: “We can take pictures next time, for now we need to talk stock outs of medicines in facilities, people are dying”… And of course when it is okay, pictures shall be taken and you will post them. I will not say much about Minister Manto kodwa yeyyyyyyy, sleepiness night of organizing and being on top of our game at thst time, made us better citizens then and now. We loved communities and community development work because TAC carved us well…. That was our university Thixo.
We became what we became outside of TAC because of values and foundations of leadership and in health programming that we learnt and contributed there. MEC Qedani Mahlangu, Hope Papo and the rest man, can write books about how much of a pain you were to her Hhay bo you were too much… All for the good cause. Our flights and drives to Swaziland, Lesotho and Moz when I was doing consultancy between 2014-2016 were the best. Work we did with mine workers and mining communities in Thabazimbi, eZulwini in Swaziland, Xai Xau in Mozambique is etched in the minds of those communities you touched. You were my pillar when wilderness found me in August 2013. Called me constantly and checked on me. You were interested in my truth and my wellbeing, genuinely so. Not many were but you were amongst some that were interested in my truth too and you were there. For that, you remained in me forever. You know wilderness separates people and we all want to remain loyal to that that is bigger and pays our salaries… You also saw me Druza. I love you. You were by no means perfect Druza and your imperfections should never take away what you stood for, and I chose to acknowledge the imperfections you had and remember what you were perfect in rather than your imperfections. I chose not to make your imperfection overshadow who I understood you to be. None of us are innocent and squeaky clean, no one. We have skeletons all over, others known and others not. Even as our lights deem, we should always remember to shine it for others. I will shine yours in my little way, even if I do it alone in my corner, I’ll do it.
Am grateful for our conversation on the 30th December 2020 where you literally forced me to talk to you Druza style . Indeed it was meant to happen ninja.
I can go on for years reflecting about you, your craziness, your strength, your warmth, your love…. Yonke into ngawe. For now am just grateful that I did just this reflection which I didn’t think I could even do… Thank you for sending me strength to at least start here and now. You deserve a heroes send off but times don't allow us…am not sure if I can do a virtual send off, am struggling with that thought….. I want to be in physical congregation with TAC family and all your other families. I want to sing as you did and hog that mic ngiyenze eyam…just as you did ngoba you thought you were thee most amazing singer ke wena. I want to be on top of tables and dance myself silly as we sing, just as you would do. I want to laugh and cry with my comrades in remembrance of you. I want to celebrate and send you off just like that Lala uphumule my heart, you definitely ran a fulfilling race. It was not yet done but damn, you shook SA. The HIV landscape was shaped by your presence too. Nonkosi Khumalo

More information soon.

7 Oct 1975 – 15 jan 2021

“Let the Memory of Andrew be with us forever”

He had an infectious smile, he was loud, he was an activist par excellence. He is no more, gone to rest. He has played his part in this earth in the fight for access to HIV and TB treatment. In his words, in him you saw all the SANAC CSF Sectors because he embodied them. When all is said and done, Andrew Mosane was a humanist. We have lost a gallant fighter, an educator, an activist, a friend. 

According to Mabalane Mfundisi, Executive Director of Show Me Your Number “Whilst Andrew was currently an employee of Show Me Your Number, he was infact an employee for the whole SANAC CSF sectors. A leader par excellence. Go well Andrew, go rest. As the saying goes – WHEN A TREE FALLS, SO SHALL IT LIE”. 

Steve Letsike, Chair person of SANAC CSF and Co-Chairperson of SANAC says of Andrew Mosane “He made his presence felt. His contributions were incisive. He was a dependable activist ready and able to champion the cause of People Living with HIV and TB and he carried all sectors with him. He was an educator-par-excellence. Tsela tshweu Druza, until we meet again” We will share further details once the family has finalised the funeral arrangements. 

#ENDS#
Issued by Show Me Your Number and SANAC CSF If you need more information, contact
Greer Schoeman on greer@sanaccsf.org.za  or
Sthembile Mthanti on sthembile@showmeyournumber.org.za

It is with great sadness and heaviness of hearts that we have learnt about the passing on of a gallant HIV and AIDS activist – Cde Andrew Mosane. Our heartfelt condolences to the Mosane family, friends, civil society sectors and Show Me Your Number. All of us have lost such an astute person, and the gap created by his departure will always be so hard to fill. NACOSA had a rare opportunity of Andrew serving in its Gauteng Provincial Advisory Committee since 2017. He was always passionate and uncompromising about health issues affecting key and vulnerable populations. In all his contributions, he proved to be the voice of the voiceless – many of those living at the “back-of-the-behind”. He was unashamedly selfless with his time when it came to championing the cause of the less privileged key and vulnerable populations. Andrew will be forever remembered and cherished by NACOSA for his contribution to its operations. Andrew’s legacy continues to live on, and it should never die.
May Andrew Mosane’s Spirit Rest In Peace.
From NACOSA Board & Staff.

He loved his life, family, friends and his work. He struggled and fought so much for others. He served the social justice movement in South Africa with passion. Today I have lost so much nothing can ever compare to Andrew Mosane. May your soul rest in peace sthandwa sami akwehlanga lungehlanga. Sindi Shangase
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Revolutionary greetings maqabane. My heart is bleeding profusely to loose such a young life of Andrew. It will never be the same. Honestly, it feels like a bad dream. He forced me to give Him a t-shirt, as he is a volunteer. We met coincidently as I was working in Durban. A warrior is no more but we will continue with the Batton because he left it with all of us to continue from where he has left. Motaung Meisikind
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He lived a full exciting life #Andrew. Always bubbly as usual. What a soul. Zolani
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He was phenomenal! Very inclusive and always engaging. Brought light & life into any room. #RIPAndrew. Rene Sparks
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When I heard of his passing, I thought of Pru, aybo bewu vele udonswe kuthi masiyeni. Aphumule ngoxolo. Thembi Ngubane
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Andrew was a hot mess, he was not shy to sing a struggle song and murder it because he believed he could sing. He never got tired of misbehaving this one. If he hears of people not getting their meds, he would say masiyeni maqabane now. He was a dear comrade. He forever called me ‘nobhala one content’, which is meant as a compliment and a challenge. Often I avoided his calls because Andrew’s energy was too much , he wanted to run and toy toy all the time. I would gently say send me a Whatsapp comrade just to breath before i hear what toy toy he wants me to join now. His queerness was visibly powerful. He helped us to understand working class black queer politics and struggles. His whole black body was a site of struggle and power. He was never shy about who he is. Our TB expert, our resident activist doctor from the University of TAC is gone. He was passionate like many of us about politics of science. Many never understood Andrew because of his loud activism. I loved Andrew because of his free spirit. We must unpack why Andrew died prematurely. As far as Im aware, he did not die of covid but of the silent killer that many us have forgotten because of covid. I hope a hero fitting memorial service will be held for him. Andrew and Prudence were very similar in many ways. He is now with them in the other life. Vuyiseka Dubula
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“Andrew sounds like Prudence” et voila. It is dreadfully sad when comrades die prematurely. Sending all lots of warm, embracing hugs and May Andrew’s spirit and no kak attitude continue to embrace us all. Shaun Mellors
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Rest in power Comrade Andrew. Martha Tholanah
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I can hear him shouting loud kwi AIDS CONFERENCE…….. DECRIM DECRIM DECRIM. Yhooo what a matryr, a true activist from the TAC ALUMNI, unashamed and full of life. Nondumiso Ndumi Mvinjelwa
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Andrew will be missed . He was loved . I personally want him to be remembered for the Hero that he was to many of us . Fearless was Andrew. Yas Poz Raphael
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When I came to South Africa and started working with TAC on treatment literacy, I was like “are Nathan, Zackie, Jack the only gay men here!?” Surely there must be black queer men in TAC and then came Andrew. He was just fierce–as a queer man, as a treatment activist. When we did our trainings he would crack me up at the same time as I sat amazed watching him do the work—taking complicated scientific information and boil it down into language for the community, a language we could all understand (and it was usually entertaining too). When I think of him, I think of the word “teacher.” Vuyiseka Dubula: what is the word for teacher in Xhosa? Because he was a master teacher. We must honor our teachers. Those who took the science up to save lives. Because that is what they did, what Andrew did: took knowledge as a tool to rescue many from death. And I think of Johanna Ncala today. Of Vuyani Jacobs. Oooh! All such complicated, brilliant people. We were privileged to know them. Work with them. Gregg Gonsalves
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Rest in Power Andrew. Phindi Malaza
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Andrew was a force of nature and as such he will be here to continue pushing and singing. Mary Ann Torres
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Forever remembered for the firebrand he was. Linda Gail Bekker
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My human being I would call him. Soooooooo angry right know. Hendrietta Ipeleng Bogopane-Zulu
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Hamba kahle Qabane sekudala uzabalaza! Godana Patrick
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You fought a good fight, You have finished the race. You have kept the faith. I promise you I’ll keep on fighting. Thank you God for borrowing us this beautiful soul Hamba Kahle my friend. Olga Bee Barends
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In our quest to move on and to suppress grief, grief will rudely show up in other areas of our lives and pronounce its presence in ways we may not be able to control. Grief is larger than us, far too big to be ignored because its manifestations are undesirable. I hate hives and stress marks, so I choose sadness and tears right now. Please be patient with me as I once more pay attention to this emotion. Because if I don’t, it may present in ways that may be harmful to me and to my family. Today I sat silently with my self all day long. I had the luxury of escaping the tribe while under the same roof. I think my kids know it when I need to process some heavy spiritual stuff, they give me room to do just that. Comrade hubby is not a typical hugging husband, he is a food and chocolate and tea/coffee provider. He is one to buy take away supper and he just gives me space to be with self. That’s his love language. Andrew Mosane I have not shed a tear yet. I’m scared you will show up and laugh at me and say “sisi hay suka stop that” So I’m going to sit within my feelings and process my pain. That too has its challenges because I find myself laughing because I would remember you saying “sisi please leave because it’s about to go down, I don’t want you to see this” Elaxesha you are about to call out on leadership. You had the utmost respect for me; I saw it and I always ignored it because I was after warming up with your larger than life personality. You were smart and witty, a thinking and well researched contributor in conversations. Always hurried, always urgent. Still you asked about the kids, always. I’m here feeling sorry for myself, not knowing what to do with me. I want you to brush me off again and say “but sisi why are you asking me about politics, come sit with me and let’s gossip”. Even when I was not doing politics, you always accused me of talking politics. An avid reader, an articulate activist, and a crazy friend who would let loose once I leave the room. I always have to know… Ibidika lanto yethu yala vibe, two strong and loud personalities being mutually respectful like that was just awkward. You were a gigantic human being. In my heart, you live on… Slotting my name kwingoma zomzabalazo, and I would deny ndithi “Andrew ndandingekho emzabalazweni mfondini” you would crack up and sing louder Rest Qhawe, Amandla! Tabita Mahlangeni-Ntuli
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Travel safe my Comrade… Thank you for crossing my Path, your wisdom, love, kindness and friendship… Rest in Eternal Peace Leadership. Andrew Mosane. Gonondo Sheila Mbele Khama
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May his soul rest in peace, so sad. Joseph Jobbu
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Rest in Peace my cousin. Tshepang Mosane
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Yhooo… A leader, a teacher, an activist, a friend and a brother has fallen, it is so sad. Go well Comrade, singamangqina umsebenzi obubekelwe wona emhlabeni uwenzile, will continue apho uyeke khona Nkokheli, #TheStruggleContinues “…Isikhalo somntwana sihoye, Thula mntanam wen’ukhalelani,Thula mntanam wen’ukhalelani…” will always miss u ngalo ngoma Nkokheli. Chumisa Mbewu-Dyasi
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Oohhh my Comrade, my leader, my star, my lecturer, my everything, lala ngoxolo siyohlala sikukhumbula. Jacobeth Vangile
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Am still shocked Andrew Mosane gone WITHOUT saying goodbye to me? We chat on my birthday o mpolella gore u r back to hospital but u fail to say GOODBYE again?U multiply dear go & rest lala SMYN RUSTENBURG OFFICE will never be the same RIP LALA. Perseverence Tebogo MamaKea Mokgoebi
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Ooohhhhh NKOSI YAM! you may GONE but you aren’t FORGOTTEN my friend. R.I.P… Return If Possible. Takatso Chidi
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A tree has lost one of its roots we were given now taken a forever striving soul proud to live his life to the fullest and educate the masses Tac Gauteng has lost one of its forever strongest pillars god the mighty gave us a chance to live with now he is no more May his soul Retire in Power he has left a scar and a mark to many Rest in Peace Andrew Mosane you will be missed by many but mostly your family. From cape to cairo… Lucky Frank Mgciwa-Chuma CK
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Go and rest Andrew Mosane. You just left us like that mkhozi… I respect 2021. Tantaswa Ndlelana
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I’m heart broken. I pray that you give us a signal on how to treat chameleons who pretended and those who mistreated you. My heart is painful and my soul is troubled by your sadden departure. Only God knows how much I love you my friend. Even though it is hard to let go, but surely, you are in a better place. Rest in peace callable soldier. Tshidiso LordWolf Mokhele
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May his soul rest in peace. May God protect his family and friends, to all fellow colleagues and Comrades Andrew ran his race. Themba WasemaBheleni Ntuli Mabandla
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On a day, I am not on line and too occupied to look at my phone wena you decide to leave me, just like that. Many people have said a mouthful here already my dear brother. I have no Words, I am hurt. Lala malume wabantwana bam, lala genius. Lala my dear brother Andrew Mosane. You have multiplied. We have gained a powerful guide in you. I wish you would call on some urgent matter one more time. See you in my dreams Condolences Tabita Mahlangeni-Ntuli and family. We have lost a genuine Comrade. Andrew was load and always full of life. He is now entering the heaven gates with a bang and I can imagine izingelosi shaking their heads on laughter ngoba ume phezu kwetafile, as we speak. Rest well Andrew,ukulwile ukulwa okuhle Comrade. Lihle Sibalcool
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Man, if only we could clone his brain and Spirit. What a fierce brilliant human soul. Always on some “urgent” quest for me to engage him kwi report, or policy or position paper, or general politics. We fought about his lack of rest and his love of coca cola on a regular. He was a truck load of good energy. I’m shattered. He is resting now. Tabita Mahlangeni-Ntuli
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Help manage to write its own history with witness that we’ve managed to be part of his life in his many soul rest in peace. Fanyana Tshabalala
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May your soul rest in peace comrade. It was a blessing to know you. My condolences to the TAC family and everyone touched by your passing dear. Stephy Lee
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Such a talented young life. His work ethic was excellent. I would always reach out to him for advice so that I do my work properly. RIP leadership. Remothe Rodgers
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Druza ka sebele. Those cut from the cloth that Andrew was made from don’t die, they multiply. Andrew has multiplied. He is that flower that grew from beneath concrete. Great journey and go rest well comrade Andrew. Rest. Mabalane Mfundisi Inkabiyepolitikiwell
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May his soul rest in peace. I don’t even know what to say. So heart broken. I am happy that he left after he fought for South African. Maria Lale
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Rest in Eternal peace Andrew. You have done so much for this country. Your contributions to the CSF agenda and to AIDS councils functionality will remain. Sincere condolences to the Mosane family. Malega Kganakga
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Today ! The first time , with this loss , I did that , call the number , send the WhatsApp check the email , disbelieving! Comrade Andrew Mosane is really gone ! Like after everything he survived , I really thought he would be old and grey and still singing with that husky voice for decades more! Elle-Rae David
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Today I know about the 4 T cells and I master them. Dankooo Druza. Brenda Masango
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Sad sad sad news. Rest in Peace Andrew Mosane. Kanya Ndaki
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My friend, my heart, you won’t be replaceable. The Mosane’s family I know that you have lost a son; a brother and a legend DRUZA MY FRIEND MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE I’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. Julia Modikoe
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It is so difficult when we lost one of our own too soon. When we lose the best fighter, the smartest teacher, and a huge spirit. We are mourning as a community together. Thank you for all your wishes- I will pass them on to all. Lesley Odendal
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Heavy heart and disbelief to learn about the passing of our comrade, friend and leader Andrew Mosane . Andrew was the definition of a “radical” and the epitome of what a comrade is. His laughter was infectious, his intellect sharp, his wit legendary, his care sincere, his rebuke strong, his instruction precise and his advice – gentle. From interacting to collaborating, there was always something to learn from Andrew, he was clear, intentional and provocative always. I remember how he pushed us to be bold, visible and heard as young activists, challenging us to take up space and to speak in one, consistent voice. I remember fondly working hard on engagements within the community village program at the international AIDS conference in 2016 and the process of updating the national strategic plan on HIV, TB and STI’s among other things in recent years – partying always, as Andrew enthusiastically encouraged along the way! What I will miss most about Andrew is his authenticity, his unapologetic ability to speak the truth even when it hurt to be on the other side of what you were hearing. If Andrew liked you – he liked you, if he didn’t, well – you’d know. And this was an unchangeable quality – it didn’t matter if you were a president, minister, academic or anyone else. I last spoke to Andrew on the 10th of December, when about rounding off work for 2020, I got this text from him requesting a presentation I’d done on Comprehensive Sexuality Education and its links to improving the health and well-being outcomes of adolescents and young people. Andrew had requested the presentation as he was on the ground, hard at work in the North West province and wanted to have CSE fully implemented there as an ever committed fact based activist. Thank you comrade Andrew for your leadership, stern guidance, for the laughs and for reminding me not to take myself nor my youth too seriously. You’ll be missed. Hamba Kahle. We’ll honor your legacy by keeping up this fight ❤
#RememberAndrewMosane #HambaKahle #TAC. Levi Singh
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A formidable HIV activist has left us. A very sad day for then civil society forum. Andrew was brave, intelligent and uncompromising when it comes to fighting for the rights of those living with HIV including engaging communities in various areas of human rights. SANAC CSF is poorer without his leadership. Condolences to the Mosane family and to AIDS council both national and provincial. MHSRIP. Malega Kganakga
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A soldier of the struggle for Human Rights has fallen! Lala joni. Lala qabane! You were a weapon of mass destruction against oppressors of Human Rights! So fearless, so courageous. You loved humanity with all your being. Phila ngonaphakade joni! . Long live the spirit of Andrew Mosane ! Long live! Amandla qabane! Amandla! Undibilulisele ku Azola Anele Goqwana no Prudence Mabele. Thoko Budaza
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Deserves a state Memorial service and funeral… It must also be broadcast live on TV… He needs to be loudly celebrated. Lebogang Brenda Motsumi
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I remember receiving your call saying you are at Odi hospital 2018 I had no money but I made xo gore ka fitla to see you, I was scared to talk to you as you used to swear at me, that’s when you became more than a mentor to me; we cried, shared everything together I was with you when you had no job , friends but I shared with you everything I had and what I learned from you is never allow yourself to be used or to be involved in the issues that are not yours. Even now I knew the pains you were having the suffering Andrew Mosane I did appreciate you for who you are and I played a part in your life like you did in mine to tell you the truth I wish we could say Mang otlokofetse but no, Thato ophethegile robala ka kagiso Andrew okgaphile pelo if I knew gore Wednesday we were speaking for the last as you said I must come on Friday le phila ya bucie uzoyigcina I impilo wami reje ting le tsotlo Petrus Mendee Mosanegomotsega sthandwa Gosiame Nomzamo
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Rest in Power Andrew Mosane!!! Lala Sotsha lomzabalazo!!! ✊✊✊✋✋✋ Sibusiso Bhashini Swidi-labantwana
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In the memory of Andrew Mosane. May his soul rest in peace. Comrade the very last time. He once bought a glass vase he used to drink beer from. I took it and from him, just recently I put it on display kanti angazi ukuthi he is going to leave us. Luckyboy Phoenix Edison Mkhondwane
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Andrew was such a dynamic character. I will never forget him as he trained a lot of Basotho on Treatment Literacy and Advocacy. He used to come to Lesotho with you Gregg, Johanna Ncala, and a few others. A spirit of activism was instilled in Basotho activists! Andrew contributed a lot… Afred Thotolo (Lesotho)
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Comrade kubuhlungu Ngathi ngiyaphupha yazini he deserves a perfect send off We have all lost he was never serious the sense of humour and way to play with words all in good spirit. He taught me a lot about Activism and TAC. Koboyankwe Woody Tebogo
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We were in serious battles and struggles. But somehow in the midst of all the hardships we created good friendships, moments and memories. Being around Andrew kwakuhlezi kumnandi, size sikhohlwe ukuthi aybo; kuzoliwa kulendawo, sisempini… Sylvia Dlamini
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Goodnight Nkokheli Andrew Mosane, I have lost a Leader, Colleague and a friend. I saw you in the struggle TAC,SANAC, MSF Etc.. They are my witness. Struggle continues ✊See you in the Morning. Charlotte Zitha
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He was a fearless giant in a small body. He inspired me with his critical understanding of complex matters especially when came to policy issues. Always unapologetic in his advocacy. May his spirit continue to live in us until health as a human right is realized by all. Katlego Rasebitse
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REST IN POWER. REST IN PEACE ANDREW ROBALA Mosane. REST IN PEACE LGBTQIA. ROBALA TSALA YAME. Raditoro Belle(Phamodi)
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As I post this, I remember how you took me out of TAC office one day to go distribute condoms at Noord taxi rank. I also remember my first day being transferred to the Joburg office and you made drive around so we can get a picket permission. I remember how you would shut me up in meetings cause I was too theoretical for you. I remember the day we went drinking after a community event in Dayveton and I had to drive you to Pretoria. I remember our moments at every Aids and TB conferences.. You lived a full life sweedat Andrew Mosane. Now you can go rest… Hamba Kahle Mkhozi! Sbongile Nkosi
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I’m feeling sad already. Bekuwuntanga wami and that’s how, we and Godfrey Godfrey Lepono, used to address each other, with sincere affection and endearment, he was a friend in need and a friend indeed to me at the office. All jolly, touch is move, no nonsense and yet in one go very friendly. Incisive, strategic and straight talker, yet can be very playful. Even Elgin was feeling welcomed because of him. May his revolutionary spirit rest in peace. Stephen Ngcobo
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I was looking at videos on my phone of us being led in song by him at the last physical SANAC meetings and I’m just shattered , in my heard I was saying I need to WhatsApp him and then now this !!! God help us. Elle-Rae David
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This is heart breaking, shocking and unexpected. Condolences Sbo and everyone associated with his ever living name and Comradeship. Lawrence Mbalati
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Andrew! NOOOO. He was the real deal – and so brave to keep fighting so many battles. a really inspiring comrade. such a loss. He inspired me & I’ll keep his memory alive. robala kgotso, Andrew Mosane. Borrie Lagrange
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Iyhoo boom what a blow into my face Andrew Mosane you broke my heart. Rest In Power leadership. Kgowe Thabiso Mogapi
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Iguerrilla alilali liguqa ngamadolo… Return If Possible Andrew… Oh my word he was so passionate about issues of CSF, I can hear his voice in my ears at the AIDS CONFERENCE shouting “Decrimin NOW!” Rest Nkokheli, we will carry your baton without fail. Nondumiso Ndumi Mvinjelwa
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His contribution to the Civil Society and the response to HIV and TB is priceless. We will remember him for his honesty and desire to educate people of South Africa about HAST and Human Rights. You have run your race Druza and MYSRIP. Condolences to the Mosane Family. Mokhethi Ranthako
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What a great loss. You were an eternal activist, my friend. I loved your passion and how you never hesitated to speak your mind. We will miss you deeply. Julia Hill
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Ou, said it all about him, he was more than a friend, a brother, a teacher and a counselor to many. Growing up with taught me a lot about him. Lorraine Wisdom
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I am lost of words my friend, we hardly saw your each other, but when we met that spark of friendship was there, it was like we see each other everyday, please rest well my dear friend untill we meet again on the other side of the equator Rest well. Elizabeth Sebetso
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May his precious soul rest in eternal peace. He should be given a state funeral. A warrior has gone down. Sibongile Matlala
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Go well comrade, you have run your race TAC won’t be the same hamba khahle. Ntombifuthi Maleka
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May his soul rest in peace. Koboyankwe Woody Tebogo
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Rest easy Tiger you were a real activist taught some of us how to Advocate and activism. Mphorokela Lesiba
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Rest Well Comrade Mosane; I met you when it was not fashionable to be a member of TAC while you were National PTL Trainer; a very humble jolly soul. Indeed death has robbed us of a gallant human rights activist. Rabboni Msweli
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Sleep peaceful my leader, we will continue with the struggle A luta continua. You didn’t die but were planted, soon you will germinate and become a big tree with branches. People out there will enjoy your fruits our dear brother. It’s very sad. Tac was an organisation, perhaps the first non exclusively gay one, where effeminate boys like Andrew could feel welcome and free to express themselves and not be bullied. Nathan Geffen
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Kgotsong Everyone. Kindly allow me to dedicate this special Song to the one and only Druza….A brother of high intellect. his beautiful Soul “crossover” to the other realm with ease. What I know fosho, is that he has played his part in the name of Social Development, He was indeed one of the best Teachers around, “Moruti yo o popota” He has made his mark!!! He understood NHI/UHC even in his sleep. I’ll miss his bold personality, very bubbly and always full of life even when he was sick. He had presence. Selfless soldier of the struggle. Will forever remember how crazy and humbled he was. Brilliant brains he had. We have lost a ACTIVIST at heart loving easily to connect I rember him cde fikile lapha esummers place energetic soul ya ne. He would want us to enjoy nd speak of the great things nd laugh nje Hamba kahle soja ✊✊✊ Simphiwe Tshabala
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The Giant that’s produced Radical vibrant well informed activists of our generation when the Global world faces misinformation, denialism, stigma, discrimination and violation of both internal law and our South African Constitution Comrade Andrew Druza Mosane champion HIV/Aids Struggle to ARV,NSP and I remember him during when we attended TLP/ TL Trainers @Magalisburg Retrive were leaders like the late Comrades Johannah and comrade Wakhe Phangele TAC leaders were produced by Druza, I am one of those who you produce to understood the Science of HIV/TB, STI’s and RX, rest in peace. Tshepo Marungw
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Leaders with tolerance are given birth to. Leaders with pride are groomed by hate, jealousy and greed. Rest in peace Andrew, I recall when you said to me, thlohela Bana babaloyi. You gave me strength after losing my Job with CMT, you are one of those who said hang in there. Good people are leaving us. May your soul rest in peace, sing along with the likes of Sarah Hlalela, Vuyani Jacobs, Prudence Mabele behind the curtains we still shake the system. Mthuthuzeli Skhosana
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Rest In Peace Andrew my Friend, my Colleague, my Educator, my Confidante, You have taught me to Speak my mind and to be Brave, I will forever cherish the days we spent together at CMT Rest in Power and Rise in Glory. Dibuseng
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“Zundikhaphe Sendiwela Yiba Umncedi Wam”. Is a song that resonates with me this morning as I remember Andrew. Its hard to think of him gone. His voice, infectious laugh, his brilliant mind, nokuba isikhwishikhwishi especially around an activity – workshop or march. Nonhlanhla Mkhize

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For the kind words unsaid, for the prosperity we shall grow on your footsteps. I thank God for allowing me to get to know you my Friend, I remember our last conversation on my birthday. We shall meet again Ntombi yomthandazo #RestAndrew ❤ Zolani
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These were our last conversations… Little did I know that you were actually saying goodbye… Rest in perfect peace chomie… You will always be remembered mmata. Mrs TP
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Andrew has fought a good fight of faith, a worshiper and he always filled the gap everywhere he was, I will always remember your good deed and may your soul rest in peace. May God Comfort us and bereaved family. Dr Malema
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Sad & hurting indeed, it reminds me of the good old days which I’m proud to have been part of, I’m saddened to lose people like Andrew who were passionate & committed to the course of others without expecting anything in return. No word can express who Andrew really was as he was versatile, nonetheless MAY GOD BE WITH HIM IN HIS ETERNAL LIFE & PEACE BE WITH HIM. Naomi
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Rest in Peace Druza , you will always be remembered , you left a mark on your work and it’s up to us on what we do from where you left off.
Kgomotso
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Afternoon comrades I just felt I should share the fact that Andrew served as member of the Tshwane Mayoral AIDS Council (TMAC) for 2 dispensations. He was very supportive when we led the disbandment of the old TMAC based on the approved terms of reference for CSO and establishment of the AIDS council. He will surely be missed by City of Tshwane for his selfless dedication to the transformation of TMAC and also empowerment of civil society in understanding rights and functions. He continued the support even after indicating that he is now at SANAC we engaged, involved and included him in the business of civil society issues. He made the AIDS unit his second home, he would come anytime to my office and attend his webinars and buy us lunch. Are retlomogalla ge aja ale one. Wow a patriot has fallen. May his soul rest in peace his works will keep him present in our midst. SV Ngcobo
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Andrew Rest in Peace you are the one indeed one in a million fighting stigma and disability was bearable because I knew I have the support in you. My son rest in power. Now is time to rest baby you fought the good fight and yes you left the legacy that needs courageous people to follow it. Shwemekazi Omuhle
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I did not know Andrew very well, but allow me to share the impression he left on me. I got the feeling that Andrew was the kind of activist that could nimbly traverse sectors to focus on those most in need. My most vivid memory of him is from a civil society consultation in March 2018, for South Africa’s last Global Fund request. He made a powerful intervention, advocating for investment in the organizational development of drug user led networks. He observed that other communities where able to put their issues on the table, but there was a gap for people who use and inject drugs. These folks were in the room, to be sure, but had few allies in the meeting. He saw this, and amplified their voice. He pushed for investment in the leadership of drug user communities. This was captured in the meeting report, and — for the first time — funding to establish and build a national network of people who use drugs was included in our current Global Fund grant. his is how I remember Andrew. He stood up for the most marginalized, the most sidelined, even when it was not necessarily politically expedient for him to do so. And his advocacy worked. Go well, comrade. Gemma Oberth
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Sleep well my friend… See you in the morning you’ll remain in our hearts. Nandes
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When the times of darkness come I will raise my face and hands to my Lord surely he will protect you my friend. Goodnight friend. Phillimon Thwala

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I’m sure isingesi senza abantu bangaziva Xa bengena mbeko , better keep quiet than writing assay for addressing your personal issues if one has an issue with other people in this group you are so so disrespectful to use this moment and again Comrade Andrew has worked tirelessly for the world I’m not sure if there’s a leader or a comrade who can use this moment to say negative things some of us we lost our loved ones also don’t have time to read Izinto ezingakhiyo lazini ixesha lokulwa sondawo yamagwala. Lena Portia

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This is profound. He was fearless and whether through action or voice, Andrew commanded attention wherever he was. Thab’sile
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The world has lost a truly GREAT human being! It is uplifting to see how many people he inspired, though, and remember the many battles he won for everyone on behalf of the poor and marginalised ✊ There should be a statue to the long list of HIV activists who died before their time, now Andrew Mosane… Hopefully one day there will be, replacing Louis Botha outside Parliament!! John Ashmore
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So sad for the passing of Andrew. He will ways be remembered for his energy and hard work. Good Night Andrew. You ran your marathon. Bejuderampoana
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I’ll dedicate Beyonce’s song “I was here’ #Rest Comrade ✊ His laughter I’ll always cherish , cos he taught me . Rest easy my Confidante. Zolani
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I remember Andrew he come with a file in the office saying this clinic they don’t know me well. We had to scrutinize the patient file checking when she started her treatment why they have change the regiment until we found a loophole where the facility was sued. Oh I will miss your place, intelligence, hard working and laughing face. LALA NGOXHOLO ANDREW UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN. Angel
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His contribution to the Civil Society and the response to HIV and TB is priceless. We will remember him for his honesty and desire to educate people of South Africa about HAST and Human Rights. You have run your race Druza and MYSRIP. Condolences to the Mosane Family. Mokhethi Ranthako
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A fearless soldierr, with a passion that could never be tamed. Silahlekelwe ngempela. He will be missed dearly ❤ Thuthukile Mbatha
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We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know it is a part of life. This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life. Rest in peace Andrew Mosane✊✊✊ those memories we shared together will never be forgotten Robala ka kgotso. Joy Molion
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Umuthi omkhulu uwile madoda. Lala uphumule bhuti. Izinkokheli azilali ziguqa ngedolo. Sekudala uzabalaza. Zaid Patrick Mkhize
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Oh my word, I am so sorry to hear this. Andrew was a sweet, funny and brave soul. He had a real grace about him and such a way with words. I’ll never forget being at a meeting or a protest or something and looking for comment from TAC years ago. A couple of guys turned to me and were a bit like sassy, like who the heck are you. Andrew shouted from like 10 feet away, “Ay, that’s Laura – she’s always with us” and we laughed. I will miss you Andrew Mosane. Laura Lopez Gonzalez
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Noooooooo this is devastating. If ever there was someone to lift your spirits purely by his presence – it was Andrew. RIP comrade. Prinitha Pillay
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May your soul rest in peace activist I have learned so many revolutionary songs from you and me being so committed, its all because of you. Matso
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RIP Andrew Druza Mosane, champ, activist , professor, leadership, legend. You may be gone but your legacy will live on, you were a rare breed. In you God had given us a warrior of our times, a lion @ heart. Robala boroko Morena, Osebeditse. Lee
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Long live the spirit of Druza!! Long Live!! I love the energy in you, positivity, honesty, respect, laughter and commitment, I saw a true leader in you. Thanks for meeting u, though it was short period. You deserve a peaceful rest. May the Good Lord be with you wherever you are. Les
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What we do for ourselves dies with us but what we do for others and the world remains immortal and is for the world…His deeds are immortal we shall forever remember him and keep him in our hearts. May his soul all departed souls rest in eternal peace. Agnes
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Let his soul rest in peace, until we meet again. Makha

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In memory of the late Andrew Mosane. Rest in Peace. Your Spirit, knowledge and determination will live amongst us. Long live the Spirit of the late Comrade Andrew ✊✊✊✊ Ninho
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Last conversation with him, so heart broken, Rest well my “Tsalaship” as we used to call each other. You will be solemnly missed. Ntsoaki
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On this day Andrew got into a Zoom meeting scheduled for 3 hours. He listened to the presentation asked 3 questions. 15min into the session the meeting ended and it was rescheduled so that they can be better prepared. He was power amplified. He was so knowledgeable. I was in awe and I was spellbound. Palesa Komane
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I first met Andrew ngo 2008 Siyanqoba hosted dialogue with schools then I was still shy but I loved the way he was active ngakhona. He made sure I felt welcomed despite my disability . 2010 I attended Positive Convention at Durban guess what who is the person engaqala ngamjwayela it’s him besides Pholo. In short Andrew had a way of making me feel welcome me loool I will miss my son. Shwemekazi Omuhle
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I first met Comrade Andrew Mosane while he was the National PTL Trainer while they were conducting PTL training in Limpopo around late 2007 or early 2008 if I recall very well; He was a very humble and Jolly person who loved everyone without judging them; Our conversation was like we’d known each other for ages; for the second time us during TAC National Congress at Birchwood Hotel; He never slept mobilizing Provinces to rally behind the collective leadership to be Chaired by Comrade Nonkosi Khumalo. In summary we lost a cadre that was down to earth; loving people and easy to connect with everyone. Rest easy Comrade Mosane. Charles Lesiba Maponya
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Robala le pantsula laka orobile pelo Andrew Mosane lov you always chomi they don’t know the bond we shared, you deserve a state funeral. I will miss those calls, visiting, talking, singing, drinking and mostly the knowledge that you were giving me, I don’t want to lie okgaphile pelo Andrew. Gosiame Nomzamo
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My heart is broken, we have lost a brother, a friend a humanitarian and gender activist kor ya neh Andrew Mosane my your soul rest in Power. Monicca Kalodi(Moo)
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My dear Andrew Mosane, Friday turned out to be thee most difficult day. I was shattered. I cracked. But I couldn’t shed a tear, I was too shocked to process completely what was happening. Initially I wanted to think that it was all a dream man, that I was going to wake up and hear thalala, I was pulling all your legs bakhozi, “I am very much alive” with that naughtiness you always carried Druza. The entire weekend was hard and I spent all of it in bed, drugged, numb and wet with tears. Wena you came to TAC with a bang, with quite a number of other young comrades as we were setting up our Treatment Literacy Programme and, led by Siphokazi Mthathi, and you were under Johanna Ncala Team in Gauteng, and Community Treatment Project which I headed then.
Ngikhumbula the quad of our super crazy gays, you, Luckyboy Phoenix Edison Mkhondwane Bonginkosi Siphesihle Mthembu no Gcina…… Yeyyyyyyy, smashed stereotypes on gays and whipped all homophobes to shape by being unapologetic and just being excellent in what you did. I remember we were the initial team of trainers nabo Johanna, Sipho, Vuyiseka. You guys were soo good that at some point you were my teachers. You Druza, was my TB specialist… Luckyboy is still my go to for TX matters. I remember when you used to relate to me your encounter with MDR TB and your journey on Streptomycin , you always told it with laughter that I would even forget how you wanted to tell me/us that yeyyyyyy i-strepto ayingomdlalo. I once accompanied you on the day of your injection, Thixo I remember the laughter a d how you made me drive you around and then but you KFC because ke as you said: “i-strepto siyanginyisa and manje sifuna i-KFC” and you burst out with a huge belly laughter. KFC you got, and many other things you manipulated out of me Man, you were the life of anything you passionately believed in, be it relationships, friendships or comradeship…
Politics of human rights and access to health care were your Forte…. Yeka nje usufika uphethe I-constitution evithike (torn), as long as Chapter 2 was alright there, everything was good to go. You were leadership Druza, you led fiercely and passionately. You believed in your capabilities and that is why you rose within the ranks of the movement, all the way to the top. You were firm on accountability. You believed in structures leading and leadership listening and creating enabling environments for the struggle to be waged. You were an organizer par excellence.
Yeyyyyy I knew streets of Sosha and Garankuwa through you… Besingena eStanza Bopape sicashe emva kwakho (hiding behind you), demand accountability siphume kune-solutions. Ubungancenge kuthenjwa ke, leadership in different sectors you were active in, knew that if it was time to shut down NDOH, kuwe kwakunjalo nje. If there must be a disruption of a SANAC meeting, kwakunjalo nje. Am laughing because you would remind us as your leaders then ukuthi the struggles were your daily life, if asikho serious we must move away ngoba ke wena your life depended on things being done and leaders held to account. You would say to Minister Motsoaledi: “We can take pictures next time, for now we need to talk stock outs of medicines in facilities, people are dying”… And of course when it is okay, pictures shall be taken and you will post them. I will not say much about Minister Manto kodwa yeyyyyyyy, sleepiness night of organizing and being on top of our game at thst time, made us better citizens then and now. We loved communities and community development work because TAC carved us well…. That was our university Thixo.
We became what we became outside of TAC because of values and foundations of leadership and in health programming that we learnt and contributed there. MEC Qedani Mahlangu, Hope Papo and the rest man, can write books about how much of a pain you were to her Hhay bo you were too much… All for the good cause. Our flights and drives to Swaziland, Lesotho and Moz when I was doing consultancy between 2014-2016 were the best. Work we did with mine workers and mining communities in Thabazimbi, eZulwini in Swaziland, Xai Xau in Mozambique is etched in the minds of those communities you touched. You were my pillar when wilderness found me in August 2013. Called me constantly and checked on me. You were interested in my truth and my wellbeing, genuinely so. Not many were but you were amongst some that were interested in my truth too and you were there. For that, you remained in me forever. You know wilderness separates people and we all want to remain loyal to that that is bigger and pays our salaries… You also saw me Druza. I love you. You were by no means perfect Druza and your imperfections should never take away what you stood for, and I chose to acknowledge the imperfections you had and remember what you were perfect in rather than your imperfections. I chose not to make your imperfection overshadow who I understood you to be. None of us are innocent and squeaky clean, no one. We have skeletons all over, others known and others not. Even as our lights deem, we should always remember to shine it for others. I will shine yours in my little way, even if I do it alone in my corner, I’ll do it.
Am grateful for our conversation on the 30th December 2020 where you literally forced me to talk to you Druza style . Indeed it was meant to happen ninja.
I can go on for years reflecting about you, your craziness, your strength, your warmth, your love…. Yonke into ngawe. For now am just grateful that I did just this reflection which I didn’t think I could even do… Thank you for sending me strength to at least start here and now. You deserve a heroes send off but times don't allow us…am not sure if I can do a virtual send off, am struggling with that thought….. I want to be in physical congregation with TAC family and all your other families. I want to sing as you did and hog that mic ngiyenze eyam…just as you did ngoba you thought you were thee most amazing singer ke wena. I want to be on top of tables and dance myself silly as we sing, just as you would do. I want to laugh and cry with my comrades in remembrance of you. I want to celebrate and send you off just like that Lala uphumule my heart, you definitely ran a fulfilling race. It was not yet done but damn, you shook SA. The HIV landscape was shaped by your presence too. Nonkosi Khumalo

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