Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tribute continue to pour in for the late Ruth Mompati

Jaimie-faith Poonah
12 May 2015

Tributes are continuing to pour in for the late African National Congress stalwart Ruth Mompati who passed away in the earlier hours of this morning at the age of 89-years-old.

President Jacob Zuma in a statement said Ruth has left an immense void in the country.

Presidential Spokesperson Harold Maloka said President Zuma said that the whole nation is mourning, in particular those who worked with Mompati in exile to parliament and various structures of the ANC.

Maloka said we feel an immense void.

Maloka said she joined the struggle for liberation of South Africa when she was a little girl and continued to serve her country till her last days.

Meanwhile Congress of the People President Mosiuoa Lekota has described Ruth Mompati as selfless and a true champion for freedom.

Lekota said Ruth was a mother, wife, friend, teacher, activist, warrior, negotiator, MP, diplomat, scholar, Mayor and a bastion of morality.

She was the complete human being.

Lekota said Ruth was an outstanding freedom fighter and an educator, hard worker and a very courageous person.

Lekota said she fought Apartheid here, she went into exile and came back to continue the rebuilding of a new South Africa after we negotiated settlement at Codesa.

“She is a very great loss to our country.” Lekota concluded.



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