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President Ramaphosa expresses condolences on passing of artist David Koloane

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of multi-award winning veteran artist, Mr David Koloane, who passed away at his home in Johannesburg on Sunday, 30 June 2019.
 
Paying tribute to the Alexandra-born artist who passed away at the age of 81, President Ramaphosa said: "A giant in the arts has fallen; one who has contributed immensely to the arts in South Africa as an activist, a mentor to many and a pioneer for the development of the  black art community."
 
Mr Koloane was a widely acclaimed painter whose work has featured in the world's greatest collections. He co-founded the first black arts gallery and was deeply respected as a cultural activist. 
 
 
Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President, on 072 854 5707
  
Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria