The African National Congress (ANC) mourns the passing of Ronnie Mamoepa who died on Saturday while serving the party’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the Spokesperson
The party said it is gravely saddened by the loss of one of its finest sons, Comrade Ronnie Mamoepa who passed away shortly before midnight on Saturday 22 July 2017.
“Comrade Ronnie was a militant, loyal and dedicated servant of our people who earned his stripes in the youth movement, our people’s parliaments and government.” says ANC in its tribute statement to the passing of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa
“He was a distinguished Communications Commissar who served our movement and the government it leads with humility, diligence and excellence. ”
According to the ANC Ronnie Mamoepa was a critical component of a notable corps of political communicators who consolidated and strengthened the work of the ANC’s Department of Information and Publicity following the unbanning of the ANC.
“These comrades were communicators par excellence who intrinsically understood the importance of the nexus between ideological work and project of democratic consolidation.
The party says Ronnie Mamoepa spoke of an ANC that was a people’s movement that would forever represent the aspiration of the masses.
“Through their work, they shaped our national consciousness and united South Africans behind a common vision to build a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society.”
“Ronnie Mamoepa was also a proud and loving husband and father, and our thoughts and prayers are therefore concentrated on his immediate and extended family.
“The African National Congress sends its heartfelt condolences to Comrade Ronnie’s wife, Audrey, his children and the Mamoepa family at large.
“As a movement, we shared the deep sorrow they feel during this difficult time. ”
The party says Ronnie Mamoepa has left them too soon.
“Much of his wisdom was still expected from him during these trying and difficult times facing our movement.
“It remains incumbent on us all to continue to preserve, promote and emulate his legacy of excellence in selfless and dedicated service.
“May his revolutionary soul rest in everlasting peace. Robala ka Kgotso Comrade Ronnie. ”