Women's Rights Champion loses her Fight against Cancer

The Star, 16 January 1998

Shamima Shaikh (37), a leading human rights and gender activist, died of cancer on January 8.

The courage with which she battled the disease was the same quality which made her a fearless campaigner for women's rights, a democratic and free South African, and the Muslim Youth Movement.

She is survived by her husband and two young sons. A commemoration will be held at the Seido Jodo Hall in Mayfair West tomorrow at 2:30pm.

Journey of Discovery:
A South African Hajj

by Shamima Shaikh and
Na'eem Jeenah


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