How was Don Mattera? Poet’s cause of death and family information
Don Mattera, a Muslim writer and poet, was buried on Monday according to Islamic tradition.
According to the relatives of the famous poet Don Mattera, the famous poet has died. The 87-year-old was not only a successful poet and writer, but also a vocal opponent of apartheid.
In his autobiography “Memories are Weapons” he sings about the 1950s in Sophia Town. His vehement opposition to apartheid led to his eight-year prison sentence.
He founded a number of literary organizations including the Congress of South African Writers. On the same day that Nelson Mandela, another great man, turns 90, he dies.
Do you know Don Mattera? His cause of death
Don Mattera walked away with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just a day after being honored for his services. His son and daughter accepted the award for him.
His death was announced by the family in a statement. Donato Francisco Mattera passed away peacefully today at his home in Protea Glen, Soweto. He was born in Westbury in 1935. However, the exact cause of death was kept secret.
Mattera became politically active in the 1970s. He helped found the Union of Black Journalists and the Congress of South African Writers.
He was a popular motivational speaker and would typically ask to be the master of ceremonies on various occasions. He received an honoris causa DLitt in Literature from the University of Natal.
Wife of Don Mattera
Maria (Arcucci) Mattera was the wife of Don Mattera. Pasquale, Francesco, Antonio, Giovanni and Giuseppe are the names of her five boys.
Mattera was raised as a son by his grandfather. Although his mother was a domestic servant in Tswana, his father was classified as Italian.
He attended St Theresa’s Catholic Convent School in Durban as his grandmother was not happy with the local public schools.
After returning to Johannesburg, he joined the Westbury gang and eventually became the boss of the Vultures. However, Father Trevor Huddleston changed course and encouraged him to focus on politics and the campaign to save Sophia Town.
How old was Don Mattera when he died?
Don Mattera died at the age of 87. In 1935 he was born.
As his political awareness grew, he joined the ANC Youth League. He was outlawed in 1973 and spent more than eight years under house arrest.
His writing expanded, and his poetry and other works emphasized the political importance of memory, one of the ideas that shaped the philosophical perspective of the Black Consciousness movement.
After the ban was lifted, he continued to campaign for the cause. With his help, several literary and cultural institutions such as the Congress of South African Writers and the African Writers Association were established.