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Mkhuseli Khusta Jack

Biographical info

Mkhuseli Khusta Jack holds a BA Hon. degree from the University of Sussex (UK). He has served (and currently serves) on the boards of Aberdare Cables, Irvin & Johnson, Emfuleni/Boardwalk Casino, Ilinge Development Services, BKS Group, Absa’s Batho Bonke, Sanlam’s Ubuthu Butho, African Bricks, Algoa FM, Business Against Crime, St Francis Hospice, Eastern Province Rugby Union, Port Elizabeth FET College, etc. He joined student politics in the mid-70s, and was the chairman of the Student Christian Movement. He was also a member of COSAS and led the 1980s Student Boycott. In 1981, he was arrested again for anti-republic celebration activities and arrested again in 1982, for delivering a protest speech in response to the killing of Dr Niel Aggett. After six months in solitary confinement, he was deported from Ciskei. Jack was a founding member of the Port Elizabeth Youth Congress (PEYCO), and part of the formation of the UDF in that year in Cape Town. In 1986, he was slammed with a five-year banning order. He was also one of the leaders Mandela consulted at the beginning of negotiations in the 90s.

He’s married to Karen Evans and has two children, Themba and Cayla-Rose and they live in Port Elizabeth. 

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