ANC in the Eastern Cape mourns the untimely death of Cde Peggy Calata who is the last surviving grand-daughter of the former ANC Secretary who occupied the office from 1936 to 1949, Reverend Canon James Calata.
The organisation has since learnt with disbelief her untimely death after she passed away at the age of 62 in Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Region.
Cde Peggy who died after a short illness was a sister to Fort Calata, who was part of Cradock Four. Fort Calata, along with Matthew Goniwe, Sicelo Mhlauli and Sparrow Mkhonto were killed by security forces in 1985.
Cde Peggy met her death whilst working as an audience developer at the Opera House. She joined the House in 2002 where she was famously known for serving the Opera House with passion during her period of 15 years in the institution.
Born and brewed in a family that had been at the forefront of our liberation struggle, Cde Peggy later dedicated her life in politics.
Cde Peggy who is survived by her two sons will be buried laid to rest at Cradock on Saturday, 16 September 2017, 26 Mongo Street, Zwelitsha Lingelihle Township.
This statement must be attributed to the ANC EC Provincial Secretary, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane.
For more information please contact:
ANC Eastern Cape Acting Communications Officer
Mobile No: 073 117 6194 / 063 687 8267