Xolile 'Boss' Nxu
The late cde Xolile 'Boss' Nxu spend more than twenty years fighting for the municipal workers in the Western Cape and across the country. He is one of the comrades who contributed immensely to the growth of SAMWU in the Western Cape. From 1988 cde Xolile Nxu held different positions in the trade union movement such as the Provincial Chairmanship of SAMWU in the Western Cape, Western Cape COSATU Provincial Chairmanship and as a 1st Deputy President of SAMWU. His commitment to the Palestinian struggle in the Middle East caused him to be physically barred from going to the Palestine by the apartheid Israeli state. He was passionate about international solidarity work and invited the Palestine Solidarity movement to come and relate the story of their struggles to raise the consciousness of the South African working class.