‘Uphold Xundu legacy’

HERO HONOURED: Mourners pack the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, yesterday at the funeral service for anti-apartheid activist the Rev Mcebisi Xundu. Former president Thabo Mbeki’s wife, Zanele, was among those who came to support the Xundu family
HERO HONOURED: Mourners pack the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, yesterday at the funeral service for anti-apartheid activist the Rev Mcebisi Xundu. Former president Thabo Mbeki’s wife, Zanele, was among those who came to support the Xundu family

Church has vital role to play in keeping government accountable, says bishop

With corruption costing South Africa billions of rands, the church had to work harder to keep the government accountable, renowned Anglican Bishop Bethlehem Nopece said in Port Elizabeth yesterday.

It should also lead the way in finding solutions to social problems crippling national development, he said.

Nopece was speaking to thousands of mourners at the funeral of Anglican canon and anti-apartheid struggle hero Mcebisi Xundu in New Brighton’s Nangoza Jebe Hall.

Among those in the packed hall were some of the country’s most powerful leaders – cabinet ministers, senior politicians and labour and business people – who had come to celebrate the life of a man described as a peacemaker, a sharp negotiator and a visionary.

-Mkhululi Ndamase 

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One thought on “‘Uphold Xundu legacy’

  • January 30, 2015 at 9:07 pm
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    Tata Xundu was a leader, revolutionary and a servant. So many people attended his funeral not only to say farewell to him but to also say thanks to him for the role he played to bring change in this country. He imposed the racist ideology until it became completely extinct! May his soul rest in peace. The ANC lost a great material to buld the organization.

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