Pan-Africanist and Author
Dr. Motsoko Pheko is the Former President of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC). He has been a member of the PAC since 1960 and has served it in various capacities. Dr. Motsoko Pheko is a former Representative of the African liberation struggle at the United Nations in New York and at the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva.
During the struggle against apartheid and colonialism, he was imprisoned in South Africa, Mozambique and Rhodesia for his anti-colonial activities. Dr. Pheko lived in exile for 30 years.
Motsoko Pheko holds a B.A. degree from the University of South Africa, majoring in Political Science and Systematic Theology, Sociology and History. He has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zambia, a Master of Laws degree in international law from the University of London, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Kensington.
An advocate for the High Court of Zambia as well as an advocate for the Supreme Court of South Africa, Dr. Pheko is presently a Member of Parliament.
Pheko is author of several books on topics such as history, law, political science and theology, including:
- African Renaissance Saved Christianity
- Apartheid: The Story of the Dispossessed people
- Betrayal of a Colonised People
- The Rise of Azania, the Fall of South Africa
- The Early Church in Africa
- Hidden Side of South African Politics
- The History of Robben Island Must Be Preserved
- The Land Is Ours: The Political Legacy of Mangaliso Sobukwe
- Who Are The Africans? – Indigenous Names and Identity
- The True History of Sharpeville Must Be Told
His latest books detail how Africans can regain their lost power. The history of Robben Island must be preserved, the history of Sharpeville must be told. Additionally, Dr. Pheko has written hundreds of articles, which have been published nationally and internationally. During the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, 26th August through 4th September 2002, Dr. Pheko gave a paper titled “Can there be sustainable development without land repossession by the indigenous people?”
Dr. Pheko is a Founder of Daystar University in Kenya (Nairobi) and of Tokoloho Development Association in South Africa. The latter promotes and researches indigenous knowledge of the African people before they were colonized and publishes this knowledge in print, audio and videotapes. Pheko steadfastly fights for the decolonisation of the African mind.
Pheko has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, America and Africa. As a Member of the South African Parliament, Dr. Pheko serves on several Portfolio Committees including Foreign Affairs, Safety and Security, Justice and Constitutional Development and Culture Arts Science and Technology. He was described as the best speaker of the year in Parliament in 2004.