ANC Statement celebrating Mama Miriam Stofile 97th Birthday

The ANC in the Eastern Cape today (1st March 2018) joins millions of South Africans in saluting the mother to former Eastern Cape Premier and Minister of Sport, the late Rev Makhenkesi Stofile and rugby administrator Mike Stofile- Mama Mirriam Tozana Stofile who celebrates her 97th birthday.

As we celebrate her birthday, we are reminded of Mama Stofile`s many sacrifices during the darkest days of apartheid. Arrests, detentions and bannings of her two sons were among many experience she went through.

You have and remain a fountain of strength to us in our bitter but just struggle to achieve a Better Life for All and lasting peace in our province. You are an embodiment of the best virtues of our people. With your long and broad wings you protected us all against apartheid vultures.

Even at moments when your chicks were facing persecution, you provided guidance and you have never despaired. At difficult times you fired us with enthusiasm, encouraging the brave and correcting those who may have erred.

When many had lost their heads, you maintained yours.

Phila ngonaphakade sikhukukazi .Ukhule ungakhokhobi Thangana, Krila, Mbamba.

The ANC wishes Mama Stofile a happy birthday.

Issued by:

ANC EC Communications
ANC EC Media & Liaison Officer
Judy Mpetsheni
Mobile No: 0636878267 / 0731176194

ANC EC Communications Manager
Gift Ngqondi
Mobile No: 0848439706

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