Zuma saddened by Sister Ncube's death

2012-09-01 12:34

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma expressed sadness on Saturday at the news of ANC veteran and Catholic nun Sister Bernard Ncube's death.

"South Africa has lost a compassionate human being who was fearless and never relented in her convictions," Zuma said in a statement.

"Her legacy of courage and strong belief in human rights and freedom must inspire all of us to follow in her footsteps and make South Africa the beacon of freedom, democracy, hope and prosperity that she wanted it to be."

Ncube died on Friday.

During apartheid, Ncube was arrested and spent time in solitary confinement. She was charged with sedition and subversion.

She was a leader of the United Democratic Front and an African National Congress national executive committee member.

In 1994, she was elected a Member of Parliament, was chairwoman of the portfolio committee on arts and culture, and was an alternate member of the National Council of Provinces. She was also mayor of the West Rand metropolitan council.

Zuma said Ncube distinguished herself in the struggle for women and children's rights in a remarkable manner.

  • Sylvester.Mohloli - 2012-09-01 13:08


      Carlos - 2012-09-01 15:20

      How is this news worthy of it being published by any news agency? Of course he's sad, anybody would be. News worthy of publication would be if he danced with joy and his genitals hanging out!

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-09-01 13:10

    ZNUMA,,,,hahahahaha I love it!!!

  • lazarus.masilela - 2012-09-01 13:11

    Znuma Mzumisto

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-09-01 13:17

    And who's Znuma & the ANC to talk about human rights!!

  • melusi.myaluza - 2012-09-01 13:50

    znuma lol news 24

  • gregory.jurgens - 2012-09-01 14:22

    Viva Znuma Viva

  • allan.fitzgerald.1 - 2012-09-01 15:23

    Seek ye first the political kingdom....I rest my case......enough already with these pulpit politicians...

  • enlightened.bowman - 2012-09-01 17:15

    Zuma saddened!! Who wrote is speech?

  • glenda.mackay.18 - 2012-09-01 17:23

    "Her legacy of courage and strong belief in human rights and freedom must inspire....." Yes, Zuma you must be sad because you most defenantly do not follow-up on her legecy. Shame on you Zuma and the rest of the rot that has creeped into the ANC!

  • woulntitbenice - 2012-09-08 20:42

    He didn't get to fu*k her?

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