Late Moses Kotane’s wife dies before turning 109

Condolences are pouring in for Kotane family following the death of Rebecca Kotane. Ma Kotane passed away on Sunday, 31 January 2021, few days before her 109th birthday. She was going to turn 109 on 12 February 2021.

The South African Communist Party send its condolences to the entire Kotane family, relatives, and our ANC-headed Alliance liberation movement. Ma Kotane took part in the defiance campaigns in the 1950s and
mobilisation towards the adoption of the Freedom Charter. In the 9 August 1956 Women’s March to the Union Buildings, in which she took part, she was among the women detained by the
apartheid regime. Detained for two weeks, Ma Kotane shared a
cell with other stalwarts including Albertina Sisulu, Helen Joseph, Lillian Ngoyi, Amina Cachalia, Violet
Weinberg and others.

Moses Kotane local Municipality’s Mayor Ralesole Diale sends condolences to the Family of Ma Kotane. Diale said Ma Kotane would be remembered as one of the strongest women, a Champion for that matter, who supported her Husband both dedicating their lives to the struggle for freedom and reconciliation.

“As the Municipality we mourn her loss and offer our deepest condolences and solidarity towards Kotane Family, Friends and all people within Moses Kotane Jurisdiction,” Diale.

Mayor Cllr Ralesole Diale will be visiting the family to send his condolences. Further funeral details shall be communicated at the later stage.

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