- Struggle veteran Zondeni Sobukwe passed away at 91 and was laid to rest on Saturday
- The funeral was disrupted as PAC members started to cause a disruption when her coffin arrived at the venue
- The members did not agree with the protocols being handled by the government
What was meant to be the respectful funeral of Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe turned into a battleground for the Pan Africanist Congress factions.
Members of the PAC factions interrupted the funeral of Sobukwe on Saturday morning in Graaff-Reinet. The disruption happened as Mama Sobukwe's coffin arrived.
One PAC faction fought to prevent the leader of another faction from entering the church. Apparently, Narius Moloto wasn't welcome because he isn't a PAC representative.
Moloto was then taken out of the venue and Luthando Mbinda, the leader of another PAC faction, was left undisturbed.
IOL News reports that Moloto stated it was the work of hooligans. He says their plan was to cause havoc at the funeral.
The PAC members were seemingly unhappy about the procedures that would take place during the funeral.
The police took care of the official duties like taking the coffin into the venue.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Sobukwe passed away in hospital in the Western Cape after a long illness, according to a report by EWN.
The late struggle fighter spent 3 weeks in the Midland Hospital in Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape but she passed away at home.
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