Epainette Nomaka Mbeki, mother of former president Thabo Mbeki.

Johannesburg - The funeral service for ANC struggle veteran Epainette Mbeki will be held in Idutywa, Eastern Cape next week, the family said on Saturday.

“The funeral will take place at the family home in Ngcingwane, Idutywa, Eastern Cape on Saturday June 14, 2014,” the Mbeki family said in a statement.

“Once more, the family conveys its thanks for the support it has received during the period of the hospitalisation and passing of the deceased.”

Epainette Mbeki, who was former president Thabo Mbeki's mother, died at the age of 98 at the Life St Dominic's Hospital in East London on Saturday morning.

She admitted to hospital on May 25 with a chest infection and heart problem.