Peter Mokaba’s mother dies

2013-12-24 08:33

The mother of the late ANC MP Peter Mokaba has died.

According to The Star, community and anti-apartheid activist Priscilla Mokaba (76) died of lung cancer at the Polokwane home of her daughter, Mapula, on Sunday.

She was one of several political activists jailed in the 1980s. Her son was a former president of the ANC Youth League.

The ANC reportedly described her as a distinguished activist who had stood firm against the apartheid regime. President Jacob Zuma reportedly phoned the family to convey his condolences.

At the time of her death, Mokaba was involved in establishing soccer teams for elderly women and girls, teaching people beadwork, and running a vegetable project.

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