Albertina Sisulu – always a mother

2011-06-10 14:13

You raised your voice when it was dangerous and unfashionable to do so. You unselfishly raised and mothered your children and many other South African children.

Your tireless pursuit of freedom and equality in South Africa bore fruit and we are happy that you lived to see the day.

Your life was fulfilling, purposeful, and noble.

Your life’s work will always be a part of South Africa and of those who come after you.

You will be remembered for the love of your country, and the sacrifices you made for the liberation of our motherland.

You were an honest mother and comrade, who religiously adhered to the constitution and processes of the ANC.

Now you are deservedly rested and quiet.

But your voice reverberates across South Africa and the world through your good work.

Your voice surely serves as a conscience to us who remain behind.

Thank you for your sacrifices and love for all of us. A history worth emulating.

Your legacy is being kept alive by your children and comrades, and will continue to inspire many for generations to come.

You truly were a woman who gave her life to many South Africans. May you rest in eternal peace. You were truly altruistic.

Rest in peace, Mama!

Thandi Modise, Premier of the North West

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