In case you don’t know, here is a (really) quick history lesson about Ma Sisulu.

Nontsikelelo Albertina Sisulu (21 October 1918 – 2 June 2011 was a black South African anti–apartheid activist, and the widow of fellow activist Walter Sisulu (1912–2003). She was affectionately known as Ma Sisulu throughout her lifetime by the South African public. In 2004 she was voted 57th in the SABC3′s Great South Africans. She died on 2 June 2011 in her home in Linden, Johannesburg, South Africa, aged 92.

'No Heavenly Pass Necessary for Ma Sisulu':
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© the artist | Jun 06, 2011 | The New Age

No Heavenly Pass Necessary for Ma Sisulu

NO PASS REQUIRED for MaSisulu, says St. Peter in JERM'S refreshingly original tribute to the struggle icon who left us this past week. She passes on the earthly well wishes of Nelson "Tata" Mandela, who's not planning to pass by these gates for some time yet.

The caption beneath the cartoon explains: "In 1956, Albertina Sisulu refused to carry her pass and was jailed (by the apartheid police). She was later acquitted, thanks to her lawyer, Nelson Mandela". [Jerm offers more interesting information about Ma Sisulu in his column next to the cartoon]