Oliver Tambo’s sister dies

2014-12-08 16:49

Getrude Tambo, the sister of former ANC president Oliver Tambo, has died.

“A great woman has passed away and we all mourn the loss,” said ANC provincial spokesperson Mlibo Qhoboshiyane today.

“We salute the family, [for its] enormous contribution to the liberation of all South Africans.”

According to the SABC, Getrude Tambo, 84, was Oliver Tambo’s only surviving sister.

Family spokesperson Mzukisi Tambo told the public broadcaster that she died in the early hours of Saturday morning of a stroke and pneumonia at St Patrick’s hospital in Bizana.

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