The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) learnt with disbelief the death of Mr Imrann Moosa, a well-known advocate of the High Court of South Africa whose legal practice was in Durban. Mr Moosa was called to the Bar on 16th May 1983. He is a founding member of the National Democratic Lawyers Association (NADEL) and the founding Chairperson of the Durban Branch of the BLA.
Mr Moosa was actively involved in the struggle for the liberation of South Africa, he is known for his deep rooted beliefs in the Black Consciousness ideology. He was not only involved in the political activities and leadership, in his legal practice he was one of the leading human rights lawyers who represented the political detainees oftentimes at his own expense. His political consciousness and the belief in the rule of law and justice for all is captured in the number of legal writings and reported cases under his name.
Mr Moosa also dedicated his time in the development of other people. This is evidenced, amongst others, by his work and compassion as a law teacher. He lectured at Vista University and was also the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Fort Hare. He worked at the BLA Legal Education Trust, BLA legal education wing, on various capacities like the Director of Professional Affairs and Litigation Officer.
Mr Moosa is a widely published author and editor of the Frank Talk and African Law Review Journals and was unwavering in the struggle for Social Justice and a committed patriot.
We mourn the untimely death of our faithful comrade who remained committed and steadfast in the fight for the recognition of the worth of a black lawyer. He passed on when we still expected more from him especially in the transformation of the legal profession. He will be sadly missed by relatives, children, colleagues and the Black Lawyers Association, especially by the Durban Branch where he held the position of a branch Secretary until his passing on the 4th May 2017.
“From God we come and to God we return”
The memorial service of Mr Moosa will be held on Saturday the 13th day of May 2017 at 09h00 at the University of Kwazulu Natal, Howard College of Law.
Black Lawyers Association: President