ANC founder’s daughter passes away

Mama Lulu Dube was honoured by the party as ‘of a rare breed’.

The last surviving daughter of African National Congress (ANC) founder John Langalibalele Dube died in Durban at the age of 84 in the early hours of Friday morning.

Lulu Dube passed away in Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthulu Hospital.

In a statement released on Friday the ANC said the organisation was mourning her passing and paid tribute to her.

“As the current generation of leaders and members of the ANC, we are extremely fortunate to have had an opportunity to live side by side with such a rare breed ever produced by the liberation movement,” said the ANC.

“Today we can see far primarily because we stand on the shoulders of giants, heroes and heroines for which Mama Lulu Dube was an excellent and exemplary member.”

Dube will be buried alongside her parents in Ohlange in Durban’s Inanda area on June 4.

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