An ANC supporter holds a flag of the ANC while the President Jacob Zuma addresses ANC Gauteng Cadre Assembly in Pretoria. Picture: Phill Magakoe

Johannesburg - It is heartening that government continues to try and have struggle heroes buried in Russia repatriated to South Africa, the ANC said on Tuesday.

The African National Congress welcomed reports from the presidency that South Africa was in talks with Russia regarding repatriations, spokesman Zizi Kodwa said in a statement.

“Comrades Moses Kotane, JB Marks and Ivor Jones are just a few of these exemplary heroes and heroines whose names continue to reverberate throughout the annals of our history.”

The ANC called on South Africans to celebrate Heritage Month this year by recommitting themselves to the ideals of equality, freedom and a better life for all, which many in the country and abroad had fought for.

“Twenty years into democracy, it is these stories of perseverance and triumph that anchor our decisive and sustained actions to build a national democratic society as we move South Africa forward.”