Statement by Ambassador Dumisani S. Kumalo on Death of Paul Irish, a Leader of the US Anti-Apartheid Movement
by Dumisani S. Kumalo
New York, New York, United States
April 1, 2004
Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations
Press release issues by Dumisani S. Kumalo, South Africa’s Ambassador to the United Nations, on the death of Paul Irish (1950-2004). Ambassador Kumalo previously worked as Projects Director of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) and its associate The Africa Fund. Kumalo worked closely with Irish, who served as Associate Director of ACOA from 1974 to 1987. Prior to joining the staff of ACOA, Irish worked at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, where his responsibilities included monitoring corporations doing business in South Africa and divestment. In 1971, while a student at Oberlin College, Irish founded the Oberlin Committee on Southern Africa. He was a member of Park Slope United Methodist Church.