AS IT HAPPENED: Sindiso Magaqa laid to rest

2017-09-16 09:18

Live updates from the funeral of former ANCYL Secretary General Sindiso Magaqa in Umzimkhulu, KZN.

News24 journalists Mxolisi Mngadi and Kaveel Singh are at the event.

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Last Updated at 21:42
16 Sep 14:52
Gun salute at cemetery is not allowed.

16 Sep 14:45
Family about to go to cemetery

16 Sep 14:40

16 Sep 14:39
Mkhize urges local leaders to expose and end corruption that leads to killing of politicians

16 Sep 14:37
As ANC TG Zweli Mkhize speaks, heavy winds start.

16 Sep 14:31
Treasurer general of ANC Zweli Mkhize to address mourners next.

16 Sep 14:29
Sihle Zikalala says the provincial leadership will follow up on corruption allegations in Umzimkhulu.

16 Sep 14:20
ANC KZN chair Sihle Zikalala says the ANCYL has lost one of its finest products. Zikalala says Magaqa was very fond of Oliver Tambo. He used to sing about him.

16 Sep 14:15

16 Sep 14:14
KZN ANC's Sihle Zikalala now on the podium.

16 Sep 14:12
Nziza says Magaqa lived an honest life and that this should be celebrated.

16 Sep 14:01
Magaqa was advocate of our generation mission. He hated corruption and understood corruption was enemy of our people, says Mabe.

16 Sep 14:00
Mabe: He was a fearless economic freedom fighter. For as long as we lead Sindiso's spirit will never die.

16 Sep 13:58

We will pick up Sindiso's spear and continue his work

Umzimkhulu - A former top tier ANC leader who worked closely with Sindiso Magaqa in Umzimkhulu says the community will continue his work. "We will continue to pick up his spear. He came to the community and he fought to help our people.

16 Sep 13:53
Former ANCYL leader Pule Mabe now speaking

16 Sep 13:48
MKMVA members put an ANC flag on Magaqa's casket. (Mxolisi Mngadi, News24)

16 Sep 13:41

16 Sep 13:33

16 Sep 13:21
Lukhakhayi says municipality is limping because it has lost councillors who would have helped with service delivery.

16 Sep 13:15
Councillor Lukhakhayi, on behalf of Umzimkhulu municipality: Magaqa could speak truth to power. Brutally frank.

16 Sep 13:00

16 Sep 12:57

16 Sep 12:54
(Mxolisi Mngadi, News24)

16 Sep 12:46

16 Sep 12:22
Stuta: How many of us will die before the Harry Gwala region elective conference?

16 Sep 12:19
Stuta says more people might be killed because hitmen get their tenders from the municipality.

16 Sep 12:18
Stuta: Magaqa showed me documents which revealed serious stealing. Millions paid to East London company in one week. 

16 Sep 12:12
Stuta: Tenders in Umzimkhulu revolve around in-laws of some municipal official. Greediness is a problem.

16 Sep 12:10
Stuta says nepotism is the problem at Umzimkhulu municipality.

16 Sep 12:09

16 Sep 12:07
Stuta says people use the bullet to decide who becomes a leader now.

16 Sep 12:07
Stuta: ANC has never been a tribalist organisation.

16 Sep 12:04
Stuta: Some people in the ANC want to lead but they don't want to be led.

16 Sep 12:01
Less Stuta, Magaqa's friend: Magaqa did not like looting in Umzimkhulu

16 Sep 11:50

16 Sep 11:44
Yolokazi Magaqa, Magaqa's niece, says she had prepared a good meal for Magaqa on the day he was shot.

16 Sep 11:44

16 Sep 11:40
Sindiso Magaqa's children on stage. Magaqa'a niece Yolokazi will speak on behalf of the children.

16 Sep 11:38
ANCs Zizi Kodwa has just arrived

16 Sep 11:26
Abamqobi gospel group now on stage

16 Sep 11:16

16 Sep 11:14
Thobela: We love our comrades, but when things are like this we become scared of the ANC.

16 Sep 11:14
Mapolo Dlamini says the family saw a nephew in Magaqa, while the ANC saw a leader in him.

16 Sep 11:12

Zuma said that the party was also happy with the dignified send off for Magaqa. 

"You can see that it is peaceful and happy here today. We are celebrating the life of a great man. A great young leader. We are happy that there are no incidents. The resepct for Sindiso is amazing."

16 Sep 11:11

Leadership from the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal have sung high praise for Sindiso Magaqa saying he exemplified what it meant to be a true member of the ruling party. 

"He was a national leader of the ANC at one point. When he was disciplined, he remained with us and today he is being buried by us. We can all learn from his high level of loyalty and respect," ANC provincial secretary Super Zuma said.

16 Sep 11:07
Dlamini: His last speech was on Father's Day where he advised the youth.

16 Sep 11:04

16 Sep 11:01
Lwazi Magaqa says the family is deeply in pain, because they are not getting answers.

16 Sep 10:58

16 Sep 10:54
Lwazi Magaqa: When the family visited him in hospital he asked for a prayer.

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