MaSisulu’s funeral will be held in Soweto where she spent 60 years of her life. The funeral will take place at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday, 11 June.
THE funeral of the late struggle stalwart Albertina Sisulu will be held at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday, 11 June.
MaSisulu, well-known for her courageous fight against apartheid, died on Thursday night at her home in Linden, Johannesburg, at the age of 92.
She lived together with her late husband, Walter Sisulu, in Soweto for 60 years and it is befitting that the funeral be held in the township, according to family spokesperson Mlungisi Sisulu.
Four days of national mourning have been declared, and all flags are flying at half mast in honour of MaSisulu.
Born in Transkei on October 21, 1918, Ma Sisulu married Walter in 1944, with former president Nelson Mandela as the best man.
A nurse by profession, she joined the ANC Women's League in 1948 and helped organise the women’s movement against apartheid. She was also among the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 in protest against pass laws.
In 1994, she served four years in parliament before retiring from politics in 1998.
Condolence books are available for people to record their thoughts and feelings for Ma Sisulu, who was known to many as "a mother of the nation". The books can be found at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Tuynhuis in Cape Town, the Sisulu residence in Orlando West and the family home in Linden, Johannesburg.
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