Tribute paid to ANC's Ruth Mompati

By Drum Digital
15 May 2015

Hymns and struggle songs were being sang, as the coffin of the struggle hero, Ruth Mompati entered the venue in Kempton Park.

Hymns and struggle songs were being sang, as the coffin of the struggle hero, Ruth Mompati entered the venue in Kempton Park, reports Sowetan.

Ruth Mompati's daughter-in-law was comforted by ANC struggle stalwart Sophie du Bruyn.

Du Bruyn and Mompati played an intergral part in the ANC and were leaders of the Women's March on August 9 1956.

Ruth Mompati, 89, died after a short illness at Cape Town hospital on Tuesday, May 12.

According to Sowetan, Du Bruyn expressed her sadness and shock when she received the news on radio that 'Mme Ruth' had died and shared that she was blessed to have known a loving, dedicated and loyal woman like Mompati since the 1950s.

"The road has been very long and we never knew where we wre going. Many left their children to go and fight for liberation. She was one of those", ANC stalwart, Getrude Shope said.

ANC treasurer Zweli Mkhize recalled Mompati's elegance and beauty as he thanked the family for allowing her to be at forefront of the struggle since her youth. He continued to say that the special funeral awarded to her by President Jacob Zuma was a fitting honour.

Source: Sowetan

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