President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his deep sense of condolence on the sad passing of one of the longest serving members, a stalwart and IsithwalandweSeaparankoe of the ruling African National Congress, Mme Ruth Segomotsi Mompati, who passed on this morning after a long illness. She was 89.
“The whole nation is mourning, in particular those who worked with Mme Ruth from exile to Parliament and various structures of both the ANC and government. We feel an immense sense of void. She joined the struggle for the liberation of South Africa when she was a little girl and continued to serve her country and her people till her very last days,” said President Zuma.
“On behalf of government and the entire country, we wish to convey our deepest sense of condolence to her family and comrades. May her soul rest in peace,” added the President.
Issued by: The Presidency
Source : South African Government