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Sisulu a shining light, says Holomisa

2011-06-03 12:05

Johannesburg - United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa called Albertina Sisulu a "shining light in the struggle for liberation", in a tribute to her on Friday.

"We are eternally indebted to her for her monumental contribution to the freedom and democracy we now enjoy," Holomisa said.

Sisulu, 92, died on Thursday night while watching television at her home in Linden, Johannesburg.

Holomisa extended condolences to her family, and to the ANC.

Sisulu was a former deputy president of the ANC Women's League. Her husband Walter Sisulu, who died in 2003, was a deputy president of the party.

She was also a founder member of the United Democratic Front, an anti-apartheid movement that worked towards the downfall of apartheid while the ANC was banned.

Holomisa was a member of the ANC before breaking away to form the UDM.

Holomisa said: "... We must hold tight to the teachings and memories of her unselfish concern for the welfare of others.

"Through mama Sisulu, the nation had the privilege of witnessing hard work, discipline and leadership par excellence."

Comments
  • hermannb - 2011-06-03 12:16

    I liked this auntie. Rest in peace Mama Albertina.You were a shining light.

      Ray - 2011-06-03 12:33

      Why did you like her, hermannb? Was she concerned about your welfare too? A miners cap-lamp does a lot of things. It can blind one with it's shining light.

  • Oppressor - 2011-06-03 12:50

    She was very fortunate to have lived to the ripe old age of 92, thanks to the medical and health technology of the white man. 92 is a good long innings, much longer than the life expectancy of a white South African farmer.

  • theprodigy - 2011-06-03 12:55

    yea, unlike the new bunch of ANC thugs!!!

  • Matt - 2011-06-03 13:17

    Wasn't this man a former homeland dictator?

  • Charly - 2011-06-03 13:49

    One less PAPVREETER VIVA AIDS !!!

      BOY30 - 2011-06-03 14:20

      Your a disgrace to you and your family.

      Oppressor - 2011-06-03 14:42

      AIDS The saviour of Africa.

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