The memorial service for the late Agriculture MEC and African National Congress (ANC) struggle stalwart Joyce Mashamba takes place at the University of Limpopo on Wednesday.

She will be laid to rest at Mulamula village outside Malamulele on Saturday.

Mashamba will be accorded a provincial official funeral.

She died after a long illness last week, and was the longest serving MEC in the province.

The ANC and its alliance partners will host a memorial service on Friday.

Mashamba was also a member of the central committee of the South African Communist Party (SACP).