Madiba hails dignified Ma Sisulu
By Lelethu Mquqo
11 June 2011
In a message delivered on his behalf by his wife Graҫa Machel, former president Nelson Mandela hailed Albertina Sisulu as one of the greatest South Africans ever.
Madiba, who was a close friend of the Sisulus and a colleague of Walter Sisulu, said Ma Albertina fought for liberation in a quiet, dignified way.
Thousands of people, including a host of dignitaries, are attending her official funeral in the Orlando Stadium in Soweto today.
Meanwhile, the Mandela family celebrated the life of Madiba’s 13-year-old great-granddaughter Zenani today.
She was killed a year ago in a car crash on the way home from a soccer World Cup evening concert in Soweto.
A special memorial stone for Zenani was unveiled in the Fourways Memorial Park in Johannesburg.
Before leaving for the Sisulu funeral, Zenani’s great-grandmother Winnie Madikizela-Mandela released white doves in her honour.