Mlangeni belonged to era of tireless struggle of sacrifice: Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says late struggle stalwart Andrew Mlangeni belonged to an era of a tireless struggle of sacrifice, service of honour and integrity. It was an era of leaders who had embodied the best of humanity.

Ramaphosa delivered the eulogy at Mlangeni’s funeral service at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus.

Mlangeni, who was the last surviving Rivonia trialist, died last Tuesday at the age of 95, following an abdominal complaint.

His funeral service will be followed by a burial service at Roodepoort cemetery.

Mlangeni has been accorded Mlangeni a Special Official Funeral Category One.

Ramaphosa says Mlangeni’s legacy lives in the freedom felt and experienced by South Africans today.

In the video below, Ramaphosa delivers the eulogy:

ANC leaders must address corruption

Earlier, former president Thabo Mbeki said Mlangeni remained concerned about the state of the African National Congress (ANC). Mbeki said the ANC must honour Mlangeni’s legacy by renewing the people’s confidence in it.

In the video  below, Mbeki speaks at the funeral:

In the video below, ANC member, Ronnie Kasrils speaks about the importance of Mlangeni’s legacy:

In the video below, Anti-Apartheid Activist Tokyo Sexwale says Mlangeni had great leadership qualities: