The African National Congress(ANC)in the Eastern Cape is overcome with a deep sense of sadness on the sudden passing on of the ANC PEC member , ANC Women’s League Provincial Deputy Chairperson and Mayor of Umzimvubu Municipality, Cde Bulelwa Mabhengu after a short illness.
While the family has lost a mother and a grand-mother, the ANC and the country have lost an irreplaceable leader, a role model and a constant reminder of dedication and selflessness. She embodied grace and humility.
Her selflessness and unwavering commitment to the women’s struggle is discernable in the various positions she held, with distinction, in both the ANC and the ANCWL.
While we mourn her loss, we must thank her most profoundly for the selfless service to all South Africans and humanity at large, for her generosity of spirit and for teaching the nation humility, respect for human dignity and compassion for the weak, the poor and the downtrodden.
We dip our black , green and gold banner in honour of this heroine of our revolution. We extend condolences to family, friends, comrades and the ANC WL and the entire liberation movement. In her honour we must continue the struggle to improve the conditions of women and girls in society.
We salute you Mama. May your soul rest in peace.
Details for her funeral arrangements will be communicated once the family has decided and finalized the matter.
Issued by ANC Eastern Cape Communications
Media Liaison Officer
ANC EC Head of Communications