Ramaphosa heads to Sri Lanka

2014-07-07 05:23
Cyril Ramaphosa (File, Sapa)

Cyril Ramaphosa (File, Sapa)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • Cyril Ramaphosa
    Cyril Ramaphosa a popular political figure is widely credited with a major role in the negotiations... Now R202.00
    buy now
Johannesburg - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa concluded his working visit to France on Sunday and would travel to Sri Lanka, the presidency said.

In a statement on Sunday, Ramaphosa said he would meet the Sri Lankan government, opposition parties and citizens during his visit to the country, which begins on Monday.

Ramaphosa has been appointed President Jacob Zuma's Special Envoy to help consolidate peace in Sri Lanka.

"What we are going to do there, we are going to listen to the Sri Lankans," he said.

"We will also try to help the Sri Lankans with the Truth and Reconciliation process, their own constitutional reform and make sure Sri Lanka does indeed become a stable country where they will enjoy human rights."

Ramaphosa would be accompanied by Deputy International Relations Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo.

On Sunday, Ramaphosa participated in the re-internment of the remains of Private Beleza Myengwa, a black South African soldier killed in France in World War I.

Agence France-Presse reported that Myengwa was killed in France but buried separately from his white compatriots because of the South African government's racist policies at the time.

On Sunday he was reburied with around 600 fallen soldiers at the South African war memorial in northern France.

At the re-internment, Ramaphosa paid homage to Myengwa, who was one of more than 90 000 members of the South African Native Labour Corps who volunteered to serve in the First World War.

"Today we correct a historical injustice, and thereby restore the human dignity and affirm the citizenship of the members of the South African Native Labour Corps.

"The re-interment of this hero is testimony to our commitment to rehabilitate our military history and to promote nation building and reconciliation."

Ramaphosa said that the contribution of all South Africans during the world wars was confirmed with the ceremony to rebury Myengwa.

"So little is known of their deeds, bravery, suffering and sacrifice in the service of humanity."
- SAPA
Read more on:    nomaindia mfeketo  |  cyril ramaphosa  |  jacob zuma  |  johannesburg  |  sri lanka
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
23 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic & Train Alerts
Traffic
Montague Gardens 18:07 PM
Road name: Montague Drive

ROADWORKS - lane closures both directions for BRT lane construction - expect delays

Kuils River 18:05 PM
Road name: Polkadraai Road Eastbound

ROADWORKS between the R102 Van Riebeeck Road and the R310 Baden Powell Drive exit - expect delays

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Social media is pulling you in and you have the desire to find out everything you know about your friends and you have the urge to...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.