Death of black consciousness lawyer Imrann Moosa
Publish date: 15 May 2017
Issue Number: 725
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: South Africa
The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) has expressed its sadness at the death of black consciousness idealogue and Advocate Imrann Moosa, says a TimesLIVE report. Moosa was called to the Bar on 16 May 1983. He was a founding member of the National Democratic Lawyers Association and the founding chairperson of the Durban branch of the BLA. He died on 4 May after a short illness. ‘Moosa was actively involved in the struggle for the liberation of SA; he is known for his deep rooted beliefs in the black consciousness ideology. In his legal practice he was one of the leading human rights lawyers who represented the political detainees oftentimes at his own expense. His political consciousness and the belief in the rule of law and justice for all is captured in the number of legal writings and reported cases under his name‚’ said the BLA. Moosa was an advocate in the High Court, lectured at Vista University and was also the vice-dean of the law faculty at the University of Fort Hare. His memorial service was held on Saturday at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College of Law.