The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Rev Stofile laid to rest

Pretoria - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute to former Sport and Recreation Minister Reverend Makhenkesi Stofile, who was laid to rest at a funeral service in his home town of Alice in the Eastern Cape.

Delivering the eulogy at the Special Official Funeral Service, Deputy President Ramaphosa said Reverend Stofile was a rare leader, who was prepared to make the necessary sacrifices.

“He was a revolutionary reverend and a revolutionary politician. He was unwavering in his faith and firm in his political convictions.

“We can say with conviction that Makhenkesi Stofile’s life was not given to regret, for he was an architect of hope and a combatant for social justice,” said the Deputy President.

He conveyed condolences to the Stofile family on behalf of government and the people of South Africa.

“May you find comfort and strength in the fact that he lived his life to the fullest and served his people with courage and distinction. We celebrate a life lived in service and devotion. We celebrate the outstanding contribution that he has made to our country and to its people. Reverend Makhenkesi Stofile was a person of great courage.

“He risked his life for his people and his movement. He is one of the many leaders who endured persecution and imprisonment. He fought for the people, no matter the personal cost, because it was what his conscience demanded,” said the Deputy President.

Reverend Stofile was a former ambassador, Cabinet Minister and Eastern Cape Premier. He passed away on Monday, 22 August 2016.
SAnews.gov.za

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

January 2018

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Modest Prosperity 12 December 2017 A book review by K Bhana A seminar was hosted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Embassy of the PRC in South Africa to launch the second... <|> United Arab Emirates National Day 15 December 2017 The National Day of the United Arab Emirates, Al Yawm Al Watani, is celebrated on 2 December each year. It marks the UAE's Union Day between the... <|> 54th Jamhuri Day Celebrations 15 December 2017 HE Jean N. Kamau, High Commissioner of Kenya to South Africa, hosted the 54th Jamhuri day Celebrations in Pretoria on 7 December 2017. The... <|>   Media and Advertising 14 February 2018 We took a peep into the future of advertising this February when RTAd Ltd, part of Iocono Holdings from London, became Global Media Innovator, GMI... <|> SA eyes World Science Forum 14 December 2017 South Africa has thrown its hat into the ring to host the World Science Forum in 2021. Initially held only in Hungary, central Europe, this biennial... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> <|> 26th Independence Anniversary of Kazakhstan 15 December 2017 21 journalists from 15 countries were invited for an eight day whirlwind tour of three major cities of Kazakhstan, in the heart of... <|> <|> SA Agulhas II sets sail for the 57th Antarctica expedition 15 December 2017 Not long after the SA Agulhas II set off on the International Indian Ocean Expedition, the vessel has once again left the... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.