Connect with us

Africa

Parliament pays tribute to late fighting icon and former Member of Parliament (MP), Mama Rita Ndzanga

Published

on

  The Speakers of Parliament led by the Speaker of the National Assembly NA Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula and the President of the National Council of Provinces NCOP Mr Amos Masondo are deeply saddened by the passing of the former Member of Parliament MP and struggle icon Mrs Rita Alice Ndzanga 89 years old A fierce anti apartheid activist and trade unionist Mama Ndzanga played a crucial role in organizing and building labor movements to resist apartheid s brutality in the workplace in the 1950s She dedicated her life as a steadfast fighter of our liberation and as the legislator par excellence of our democratic and post apartheid Parliament Ms Ndzanga was among the first generation of lawmakers who paved the way for future parliamentarians She served as a member of the first second and third democratic parliaments and played a critical role in establishing oversight mechanisms public participation systems and law making processes With her calm and unassuming demeanor and her deep intellectual depth Ms Ndzanga brought passion care and humanity to her role as representative of the people She was an embodiment of unparalleled integrity love selflessness and loyalty to the course of freedom and prosperity for her people Like other brave and like minded political activists of her day she suffered persecution under the apartheid regime She was arrested harassed accused and imprisoned several times She was arrested and jailed along with Winnie Madikizela Mandela Thoka Mngoma Martha Dlamini and Joyce Sikhakhane We salute her lifetime contribution to the struggle for women s freedom workers rights and her selfless pursuit of a non racial non sexist free and democratic South Africa In recognition of her contribution to the achievement of freedom nation building justice and peace former President Thabo Mbeki awarded her the Order of Luthuli in 2004 while she was serving in the National Assembly Members of the Parliamentary Bureau salute Mama Ndzanga for her resolute advancement in the cause of social justice and liberation in particular for her relentless struggle against the oppression and harassment of the ruthless apartheid government Parliament will remember her fondly for her excellent service and her endurance in achieving the political freedom we enjoy today We extend our deepest condolences to the family friends political home the African National Congress and the nation May her soul rest in peace
Parliament pays tribute to late fighting icon and former Member of Parliament (MP), Mama Rita Ndzanga

1 The Speakers of Parliament, led by the Speaker of the National Assembly (NA), Ms. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, and the President of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Mr. Amos Masondo, are deeply saddened by the passing of the former Member of Parliament (MP) and struggle icon Mrs. Rita Alice Ndzanga, 89 years old.

naija football news

2 A fierce anti-apartheid activist and trade unionist, Mama Ndzanga played a crucial role in organizing and building labor movements to resist apartheid’s brutality in the workplace in the 1950s.

naija football news

3 She dedicated her life as a steadfast fighter of our liberation and as the legislator par excellence of our democratic and post-apartheid Parliament.

naija football news

4 Ms. Ndzanga was among the first generation of lawmakers who paved the way for future parliamentarians.

5 She served as a member of the first, second, and third democratic parliaments and played a critical role in establishing oversight mechanisms, public participation systems, and law-making processes.

6 With her calm and unassuming demeanor and her deep intellectual depth, Ms. Ndzanga brought passion, care and humanity to her role as representative of the people.

7 She was an embodiment of unparalleled integrity, love, selflessness, and loyalty to the course of freedom and prosperity for her people.

8 Like other brave and like-minded political activists of her day, she suffered persecution under the apartheid regime.

9 She was arrested, harassed, accused and imprisoned several times.

10 She was arrested and jailed along with Winnie Madikizela Mandela, Thoka Mngoma, Martha Dlamini, and Joyce Sikhakhane.

11 We salute her lifetime contribution to the struggle for women’s freedom, workers’ rights and her selfless pursuit of a non-racial, non-sexist, free and democratic South Africa.

12 In recognition of her contribution to the achievement of freedom, nation-building, justice and peace, former President Thabo Mbeki awarded her the Order of Luthuli in 2004, while she was serving in the National Assembly.

13 Members of the Parliamentary Bureau salute Mama Ndzanga for her resolute advancement in the cause of social justice and liberation, in particular for her relentless struggle against the oppression and harassment of the ruthless apartheid government.

14 Parliament will remember her fondly for her excellent service and her endurance in achieving the political freedom we enjoy today.

15 We extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, political home, the African National Congress and the nation.

16 May her soul rest in peace!

wwwbet9ja