MK veteran was a selfless man - Zuma

2013-11-13 16:50
President Jacob Zuma (Picture: Sapa)

President Jacob Zuma (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Umkhonto we Sizwe veteran Leonard Maqhatshu Mdingi was a selfless man, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday.

Mdingi, 87, died on Sunday.

He will be buried in Mbizana, in the Eastern Cape, on 24 November.

Zuma is expected to deliver the eulogy at the funeral.

"I wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to his family, comrades, relatives and friends," Zuma said in a statement.

"We are grateful for his significant contribution in the attainment of freedom we all enjoy today," he said.

"Comrade Mdingi was one of the country's fearless, selfless and disciplined struggle veterans. South Africa has lost a truly selfless hero."

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