Saturday, November 27, 2010

ANC’s Bertha Gxowa laid to rest today

Lusanda Bill
27 November 2010

Bertha Gxowa an ANC stalwart was laid to rest today, after she died at 76-years-old from complications after an operation in Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg.

President Jacob Zuma said today at the Huntersfield Stadium in Ekurhuleni "Compatriots, indeed, on this sad occasion, we can only soothe our pain by taking solace in mama Bertha's achievements, and use her life as a book from which to learn.

She has been part of a very exemplary generation of men and women who understood the mission of building a better South Africa, based on tried and tested values enshrined in the Freedom Charter and the Constitution of our country".

Bertha will be remembered for her part she played in the historic Women's March to the Union Buildings in 1956 and the 1957 Treason Trial.

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