No show: Zuma not at Sikakane memorial

2009-12-07 00:00

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma did not attend the 2009 memorial lecture for the late Reverend Dr Enos Zwelabantu Sikakane, founder of the Edendale Lay Ecumenical Centre, in the city on Saturday.

Zuma’s place was taken by Justice Minister Jeff Radebe.

In his lecture, Radebe heaped praises on Sikakane and the centre for its role during the apartheid era. “In the words of Sikakane, the centre was an ‘oasis in a desert of segregation’,” said Radebe.

The event was attended by politicians, business people and members of various church denominations.

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