ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa says government remains committed to the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) in the country.
He attended an Easter service at the Meadowlands Methodist Church in Soweto in commemoration of the third anniversary of struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s passing.
Ramaphosa addresses the church service:
Earlier in his capacity as ANC President, Ramaphosa delivered a keynote address at a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Madikizela-Mandela at the Fourways Memorial Park, north of Johannesburg, where members of the Mandela family and other ANC national leaders joined him.
ANC honours Madikizela-Mandela:
After the wreath-laying ceremony, they proceeded to the church which Mama Madikizela used to attend.
Ramaphosa calls for immediate end to factions in the ANC
Earlier, Ramaphosa called for an immediate end to factions in the party in honour of Madikizela-Mandela. Ramaphosa delivered a keynote address at a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Madikizela-Mandela.
Ramaphosa speaks to the media after wreath-laying ceremony:
According to Ramaphosa, practical interventions should be taken to ensure that members of the oldest liberation movement in Africa unite.
“She would have been saying, that is the task that we need to seize on an ongoing basis. Finding ways at a practical level, to continue to unite this great glorious movement of our people that has led them since 1912, after 82 years of struggle, until we won our freedom in 1994. She would also have been saying we need to focus on the whole process of renewal.”