The funeral service of struggle stalwart Mandisa Makwetu is under way in Gwatyu Village near Comfimvaba in the Eastern Cape. President Cyril Ramaphosa has accorded her a Special Provincial Funeral Category 2.
Mkawetu was the widow of former PAC president Clarence Makwetu.
She was a political activist of the PAC during the 1970s and her house was used for planning operations and welcoming combatants returning from exile.
Provincial government spokesperson Mvusiwekhaya Sicwetsha says the decision to declare a state funeral is welcomed.
@DesireeChauke (SABC NEWS):
“Tributes are pouring in for Mama Mandisa Makwetu, anti-apartheid icon and the wife of the former president of the PAC Clarence Makwetu. Let’s get more on that story and we are now joined by PAC spokesperson Jaki Seroke.” https://t.co/gROcsnKBXm pic.twitter.com/YpbSltKxa8
— Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) (@MyPAConline) March 10, 2021
The video below is about Makwetu regarding herself as someone who served African people: