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Mandela Message Uplifts Mourners at Anti-Apartheid Veteran’s Funeral

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Former South African president Nelson Mandela called anti-apartheid icon Albertina Sisulu “one of the greatest South Africans,” as mourners paid their final respects during funeral services in Soweto Saturday. Mr. Mandela’s message, read by his wife Graca Machel, triggered a rejoicing outburst of singing and dancing among the crowd of thousands at a huge football […]

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Funeral Services for Apartheid Icon Saturday in S. Africa

Posted June 11th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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South African mourners are gathering Saturday for funeral services for apartheid icon Albertina Sisulu. President Jacob Zuma will deliver the eulogy to tens of thousands expected at the huge football stadium in Soweto. Sisulu will be buried near her husband’s grave just outside Soweto. Sisulu, known as Ma Sisulu, died June 2 at her home […]

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South Africa Mourns Anti-Apartheid Icon ‘Ma’ Sisulu

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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South Africa is grieving the loss of a woman many consider to be the mother of the modern country. Albertina Sisulu, known as Ma Sisulu, died late Thursday at her home in Johannesburg. She was 92. Following the announcement, the Nelson Mandela Foundation issued a statement saying,”South Africa has lost a treasure.” Sisulu was born […]

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South African Anti-Apartheid Veteran Albertina Sisulu Dies at 92

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A veteran of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, Albertina Sisulu, had died in her Johannesburg home. She was 92. Sisulu was an important figure in the ANC Women’s League at the height of apartheid and was the widow of Walter Sisulu, one of Nelson Mandela’s mentors. Walter Sisulu died in 2003. The ruling African National Congress […]

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