President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to the family of ANC stalwart Ruth Mompati following her death.
Mompati, who was a former member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee and a former MP, passed away due to a long illness.
She was 89 years old.
“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 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,” Zuma was quoted as saying by the Presidency.
“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,” Zuma continued.