Visit to the Steve Biko Memorial
Herbert Mensah recently accompanied the former President of Ghana, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings (Ret.), on a visit to South Africa where Rawlings received the highest accolade for 2013 of the Mkiva Humanitarian Award entitled “Global Champion for People’s Freedom .”
They also visited the Steve Biko Memorial in Ginsberg, outside King Williams’ Town. The Memorial is dedicated to the political activist, murdered in 1977 by security police. who became the face of Black Consciousness in South Africa. His legacy is maintained by the Steve Biko Foundation.
As part of the trip a courtesy visit was also made to Mr. Thabo Mbeki, former President of the Republic of South Africa.