DURBAN - THE memorial service of the late National Freedom Party (NFP) President Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi will be held on Thursday in Ulundi, northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday in Ulundi.
“We are comforted by the outpouring of messages from the people of this country across all political parties. Each hour, ordinary members of society are pouring their hearts out as a way of paying tribute to the selfless leader who touched their hearts,” said Canaan Mdletshe, NFP secretary-general.
“Messages of condolences from leaders of political parties, at all levels, and leaders of society, in general, have eased the severity of the pain of a loss that no man can heal.”
The NFP leadership also thanked the family of kaMagwaza-Msibi for being welcoming towards the people of South Africa and allowing them to grieve with the family.
“As the NFP, we thank officials representing all relevant authorities in different spheres of government for working with the organisation to ensure that we gather to mourn the loss of a mother, an aunt, a sister, a comrade, a role model and a giant ahead of her time.”
Magwaza-Msibi died at uMhlanga Hospital in Durban on Monday after being reportedly at the hospital for about two weeks.
Mdletshe confirmed the sad news about her untimely passing and said it was a result of cardiac arrest.
Premier Sihle Zikalala was accompanied by Sport, Arts and Culture MEC Hlengiwe Mavimbela, MEC for Public Works and Human Settlement Ntuthuko Sibiya, among others, to pay their condolences to the family of the late National Freedom Party leader and founder, Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi in Ulundi on Tuesday.