Gauteng Premier, veterans of the historic 1956 Women's March to pay last respects to Mabertha
23 Nov 2010
Struggle veterans who organised and took part in the momentous Women's Anti-Pass March to the Union Buildings in 1956, accompanied by Premier Nomvula Mokonyane, will today converge at the house of the late women's development icon, Bertha Gxowa, to pay their last respects to the fallen stalwart.
MaBertha, as she was affectionately known, died on Friday 19 November from complications following an operation at the Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg. She was aged 76.
MaBertha was one of the key organisers of the Anti-Pass March in Pretoria on 9 August 1956, now commemorated as national Women's Day, making her one of the most important and distinguished actors in shaping the course of South Africa's road to freedom and democracy.
The veterans who will be paying their respects are:
- Gertrude Shope
- Agnes Msimang
- Sophie de Bruyn
- Winnie Nkobi
- Caroline Motsoaledi.
Venue: 109 Binda Street, Credi Section Katlehong
Members of the media are invited.
For more information contact:
Cell: 082 602 3532
Issued by: Gauteng Office of the Premier
23 Nov 2010
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