Prudence Mabele laid to rest

By Misha Solanga
20 July 2017

Prudence Mabele’s funeral was held at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg yesterday.

HIV/Aids and gender activist Prudence Mabele died at age 46 at a Rosebank hospital in Johannesburg due to pneumonia.

She is known for her work against gender-based violence and was on the forefront of the Khwezi rape trial. Prudence founded many organisations that support women and children living with HIV/Aids, one of them being the Society for Women and Aids in Africa.

Prudence was the deputy chair of the Sanac Civil Society Forum and was the founding co-chair of WomenNOW!, the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) and the National Association of People Living with HIV/Aids (Napwa).

It was revealed at her funeral service by TAC co-founder, Mark Heywood that Prudence felt broken from betrayal when she passed.

"Two years ago you wrote to me to complain about people who stabbed you in the back. I'm sorry you died feeling betrayed," he said, addressing the message to her.

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