Black Power Movement

Makandal Daaga passes on

The founder and former political leader of the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) and long time activist Makandal Daaga has died.

Daaga had been ailing over the past year from a number of complications.

He had suffered several strokes and quite recently an attack of the flu further weakened his immune system.

He died at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital at 1.35pm.

Daaga was most recently known as one of the five leaders of the People's Partnership that formed the government on May 24th, 2010.