Durban - President Cyril Ramaphosa and former presidents Jacob Zuma and Thabo Mbeki will be addressing memorial services for deceased former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe in KwaZulu-Natal.
Mbeki will be the guest speaker at Durban City Hall on Tuesday, where over 5000 guests are expected, according to the provincial ANC.
Among the attendants would be representatives from the consulate for the Republic of Zimbabwe, senior national and provincial ANC leaders, cabinet ministers, religious and business leaders, academics as well as members of the public. Doors will open by 2pm and attendants are expected to be seated by 3pm.
“It’s very important for us as the ANC to honour comrade Mugabe because he is a graduate of the ANC. He was part of the ANC Youth League detachment," said ANC KZN provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli.
"He was one of the students who were educated at Lovedale College as well as Fort Hare University. He is essentially part of us. He is not only a highly respected Pan-Africanist and a leader of the national democratic revolution but equally, he is seen by many of us in a way that we see president Nelson Mandela and president Oliver Tambo.