Ebrahim described as committed ANC supporter who believed in values of the organisation

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The widow of the late former International Relations Deputy Minister, Ebrahim Ebrahim, Shannon Ebrahim has described him as a steadfast African National Congress (ANC) supporter and member who still believed in the values of the organisation.

Shannon says Ebrahim was disappointed in the trajectory of the ANC but remained hopeful that it could return to its core principles.

The late Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim described as a gentle giant:

Ebrahim’s funeral is currently under way at the Heroes’ Acre at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg.

Ebrahim died Monday morning at the age of 84, after a long battle with cancer.

He joined the struggle in his teens and served 18 years in two spells on Robben Island where he shared a cell with former president Jacob Zuma.

Ebrahim also worked tirelessly on peace initiatives around the world.