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Struggle icon Andrew Mlangeni to be laid to rest on Wednesday

The funeral service of struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni will take place at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus on Wednesday morning. The government says COVID-19 regulations will be followed. On Tuesday, final preparations were made at the Mlangeni household in Dube, Soweto, in Gauteng. President Cyril Ramaphosa accorded Mlangeni a[…]

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Little Tazne Van Wyk finally laid to rest

Thousands of mourners gathered in Elsies River on Saturday for the funeral service of slain eight-year-old Tazne van Wyk. The Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa in Halt Road was filled to the rafters as family, friends, community members and her classmates, came to say their final goodbyes. Among the[…]

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Sir Ketumile Masire’s funeral underway in Botswana

The funeral service of the former president of Botswana Sir Ketumile Masire is underway in Botswana. Masire’s funeral service is held at his home village, Kanye. Dignitaries from different countries have also arrived. The dignitaries include former South Africa president Thabo Mbeki and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. The road leading[…]

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Kathy re-imagined human possibility: Motlanthe

This is the transcript of the moving and powerful eulogy delivered by Former President Kgalema Motlanthe at the Funeral Service of Comrade Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada, Westpark Cemetery, Johannesburg Comrade Barbara Hogan and the Kathrada Family; The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation; President Jacob Zuma; Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa; The Premier of Gauteng David[…]

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Uncle Kathy’s emotional send-off

Stern words, standing ovations, and raw emotions dominated the final send-off for ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada on Wednesday. Friends, family, dignitaries, activists and struggle veterans said their last goodbyes to Kathrada at the Westpark cemetery, Johannesburg. Throngs of mourners gathered at the Houghton mosque early on Wednesday morning before heading[…]

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Kathrada was incorruptible‚ says Mantashe

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe on Wednesday painted Ahmed Kathrada as a model leader who had integrity. Speaking at Kathrada’s funeral at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg‚ Mantashe said Kathrada was “incorruptible‚ not only in his politics but also in his personal life.” “He was a man you knew who[…]

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