The ANC is calling for a state funeral for ex-MEC Khabisi Monsunkutu

The ANC is calling for a state funeral for ex-MEC Khabisi Monsunkutu

Following the death of Mosunkutu, the ANC is calling for a provincial state funeral to honour his memory

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Panyaza Lesufi, ANC Gauteng deputy chairperson, told media on Wednesday that the party is calling for a provincial state funeral for Mosunkutu.

Lesufi revealed that their decision has already been communicated to President Ramaphosa for final approval.

He confirmed that Monsunkutu’s funeral has been planned for next week and a memorial service in his honour will be held before the end of this week.

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The ANC has praised Monsunkutu for the part he played in the struggle for freedom.

Provincial spokesperson TasneeM Motara said that Mosunkutu’s role as a trade unionist helped the founding of COSATU.

COPE has paid tribute to Mosunkutu dubbed him as one of the finest leaders of his era.

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Social media has had mixed reactions to the death of the leader. Some praised him for calming taxi violence in Gauteng as well as combating corruption in licensing centres while serving as the MEC.

Mosunkutu had been among the four MECs in 2010 who were embroiled in controversy when they had been removed from their positions due to infighting between former premier Nomvula Mokonyane and former ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile.

This controversy has echoed through the years and is still on people's minds. Social media users took to Twitter and lamented that he had been dumped by greedy ANC officials.

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