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ANC Honours Mama Sisulu

7 June 2011

The African National Congress (ANC) will this week be commemorating and celebrating the life of struggle icon, the late Mama Albertina Sisulu, by holding numerous memorial services throughout the country. These services will be held in each province to allow members and supporters of the ANC, its Leagues, our Alliance partners, NGO`s, business organisations, other political organisations as well as other formation within the fold of the mass democratic movement to bid farewell to Mama and to also celebrate a life well lived.

The memorial services will be held as follows:

  • ANC national memorial service in honour of Mama Sisulu will be held at the Johannesburg City Hall at 1pm on Wednesday 8th June. The guest speaker is our Treasurer-General, Cde Mathews Phosa.
  • The ANC Women`s League will also host a national memorial service in honour of Mama Sisulu, to be attended by all womenÂ’s groupings and organisations. This service will be held at Regina Mundi Cathedral (Soweto) on Thursday, 9th June at 11am. The guest speaker will be the President of the ANC WL, Cde Angie Motsekga.
  • The Western Cape province memorial service will be held in Khayelitsha O.R. Tambo Hall (Meway) on Wednesday, 8th June at 5pm. The guest speaker will be Cde Jessie Duarte.
  • The Northern Cape province memorial service will be held at Galeshewe`s Mayibuye Centre on Wednesday, 8th June at 5pm. The guest speaker will be the ANC Secretary General, Cde Gwede Mantashe.
  • The North West province memorial service will be held at Tlokwe (Potchefstroom) Govan Mbeki Hall on Wednesday, 8th June at 2pm. The guest speaker will be Cde Nathi Mthethwa.
  • The Kwa-Zulu Natal province memorial service will be held at the Luthuli Hall in Durban City Hall on Wednesday, 8th June at 4pm. The guest speaker will be Cde Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
  • The Free State province memorial service will be held at Thabong Community Hall in Welkom on Thursday, 9th June at 4pm. Another Service will be held today at MangaungÂ’s Bram Fischer hall at 16h00. Guest speakers will be Cde Susan Shabangu and the ANC`s Secretary General, Cde Gwede Mantashe.
  • The Eastern Cape province memorial service will be held at Engcobo`s Methodist Hall on Thursday, 9th June at 11am. The guest speaker will be Cde Fikile Mbalula
  • The Limpopo province memorial service will be held at Polokwane`s Nirvahna Hall on Thursday, 9th June at 12pm. The guest speaker will be Cde Thaba Mufamadi.
  • The Mpumalanga province memorial service will be held at Ehlanzeni Disrtict Municipality on Wednesday, 8th June at 2pm. The guest speaker will be Cde Nomvula Mokonyane.

The ANC is humbled by the support that has been given to the organisation and the Sisulu family ever since the passing on of our Mother.

We also humbly make a request to all South Africans to come in their thousands to attend the official state funeral of our mother to be held at Orlando Stadium on Saturday, 11June 2011.

Issued by:
Gwede Mantashe
Secretary General
African National Congress

Enquiries:
Brian Sokutu 071 671 6899
Ishmael Mnisi 082 333 5550