Ahmed Timol – A martyr to the cause of Freedom.

October 19, 2017

Ahmed Timol – A martyr to the cause of Freedom.

 ( dedicated to the undying spirit of Ahmed Timol, brutally tortured and murdered by the Apartheid regime, and to the countless others who made the ultimate sacrifice in the struggle for liberation )

 They tortured you, for your struggle in our just battle,

 they murdered you, for you made the grotesque walls of Apartheid rattle.

 Your indomitable will, your unshakeable principles, your unbreakable spirit,

soars high today in our collective African skies,

your ultimate sacrifice for freedom, silencing their cowardly lies.

Today justice has prevailed, after decades of insufferable pain, years of deeply gnawing hurt,

today their lies have been consigned to the dirt.

They tried to murder an ideal,

the revolutionary spirit that burned bright in your heart,

they tried to silence you, not knowing your memory shall never depart.

They tried to kill you,

but they shall never silence you,

for you live,

through the expanse of our land,

mingling in the rivers,

standing high upon our shared revolutionary hill,

they tried to silence you,

yet the hunger for justice will never be still,

they tried to silence you,

but the memory of your martyrdom never will.

Afzal Moolla

Friday 13th 2017

Johannesburg


3 Responses to “Ahmed Timol – A martyr to the cause of Freedom.”

  1. Yusuf Cajee says:

    Brilliant Poem By Our Cousin Afzal Well done.

  2. Cynthia Hayward says:

    Much as it was horrifying how the martyrs who died for a free and democratic country suffered, the way this democracy is being trampled underfoot now is an insult and degradation for those who died for the cause.

  3. Cynthia Hayward says:

    Much as it was horrifying how the martyrs who died for a free and democratic country suffered, the way this democracy is being trampled underfoot now is an insult and degradation for those who died for the cause. Cynthia Hayward

Leave a Reply