Vytjie Mentor, anti-apartheid activist and whistleblower of state capture, was buried in Kimberley. His funeral took place on Friday morning.
The former African National Congress (ANC) MP died in August after being hospitalized for several weeks.
Mentor left the ANC in 2019 and died as a member of Action SA.
Video: Vytjie Mentor’s funeral
Action SA President Herman Mashaba says Mentor played a key role in building the party.
He says she was against corruption and defended the interests of the people.
“Thank you for giving your daughter to the world. Who served as an example of what a good human being can be. Someone ethical, showing what good ethical leadership can be because for us Action SA, ethical leadership is one of the core values. Non-negotiable.” Mashaba adds.
Frank and uncompromising person
Northern Cape Prime Minister Zamani Saul described Mentor as outspoken, respectful and uncompromising.
Saul was speaking at Mentor’s funeral in Kimberley.
“She was very respectful in all her toughness, her stubbornness. She had great respect for people and their opinions. She was frank and uncompromising. It was an anti-corruption stance she took, and because of that, she was isolated and prosecuted,” Saul explains.
The mortal remains of #Vytjie #Mentor leaving the Mayibuye Center where the service was taking place. She will now move to West End Cemetery where she will be buried. #SABCNews pic.twitter.com/jC3YlkgkTr
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