The African National Congress (ANC) extends its best wishes to its Deputy Secretary General, Comrade Jessie Yasmin Duarte, on her 66th birthday.
Comrade Duarte remains an inspiration to the people of South Africa and the entire membership of our movement for her genuine and selfless commitment to the struggle for freedom and democracy. She has dedicated her entire life to eradicating the injustices of apartheid.
Comrade Duarte embodies the best traditions and values of the Congress movement. She belongs to a generation of freedom fighters who joined the struggle for liberation, not for material gain or personal glory, but to free the masses of our people from apartheid oppression and to serve the citizens of the country.
A decisive, inspirational and unifying leader, Cde Duarte has always served as a glue that holds the organisation together during difficult and decisive moments for our movement.
The nation remains indebted to her contribution to our liberation and to the reconstruction and development of our country.
WE WISH COMRADE JESSIE DUARTE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
ISSUED BY THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
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