First South African Native Medical Doctor to be Reburied in his Home Soil

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First African medical doctor Dr Alfred Bathini Xuma said to be reburied in his home soil at Manzana in the Eastern Cape.

Dr Xuma passed away in January 1962 in Johannesburg and was buried in the Brixton cemetery in Johannesburg.

He attained his education with the aid of supportive white Americans who gave rise to his enduring belief in multi-racial partnerships and propelled him to become an advocate of racial integration and equal medical education for Africans.


He was also the 7th President of the African National Congress (ANC) from 1940 to 1949.

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