Statement on planned activities in the honor of Comrade Edna Molewa

28 September 2018

The African National Congress will  be joining thousands of South Africans as the nation celebrates the life of Cde Edna Molewa and mourn her passing.

The ANC welcomes the decision of the President of the Republic of South Africa to declare hers as a state funeral, which recognizes her distinguished role in government and for serving the people of South Africa with loyalty and selflessness.

The outpouring of condolences and grief displayed by communities and formations throughout the length and breadth of South Africa, attest to the critical role Comrade Edna played under the banner of the ANC. As the champion of our liberation and national reconstruction.  We will always remember the crucial role she played as we sought to build a new and caring society out of the ruins of our ugly past.

We would like to thank all South Africans who have extended a hand of support to the family during these difficult times.

The ANC will ensure a fitting send off for our Comrade.

On Wednesday, the ANC announced a ten-day mourning period in honour of the late Cde Edna Molewa. The ANC NEC will kick-start the mourning period this afternoon with a candle light ceremony at 14:00.
On Saturday, the ANC NEC will adjourn from its NEC sitting to visit her grieving family. Condolences books will be distributed to all our provincial offices to afford the public  an opportunity to register their messages.

Members of the media are invited to cover these events as follows:


NEC Candle Light in Memoriam

Date: Friday, 28 September 2018

Time: 14h00.

Venue: Saint George Hotel & Conference Centre.
Irene, Pretoria



Date: Saturday, 29 September 2018
Time: 12h00 - 14h00
Venue: 320 Rigel Avenue
Waterkloof Ridge

In addition to Government memorial events, the ANC will be hosting a memorial service as follows:

Date: 4th October 2018
Venue: Brits Rugby stadium
Time: 12:00 - 15:00

In respect of this event, the ANC will be mobilizing its members, supporters and the public at large. Our provincial structures will also be hosting activities to celebrate and pay homage to Comrade Edna. These activities will be duly communicated to the public

Issued by ANC Secretary General Cde Ace Magashule

Pule Mabe
National Spokesperson