By AFRICA KA MAHAMBA
*DIFFERENT SPEAKERS OF the ANC and its alliance has condemned the killing of Councillor Sephiwe Montlha at a memorial service held at KT Motubatsi Hall in Soshanguve which was named after another councillor who was also killed. More than 8 000 people attended the memorial service of councillor Montlha who was gunned down by unknown criminal elements about a week ago.
The speakers at the memorial service include friends, family including ANC leaders like Lesego Makhubela of the ANC Youth League, Nozipho Makeke of the ANC Women League, Mapiti Matsena of the ANC and leaders from the revolutionary movement like Sanco, SACP, YCL, Cosas, Sasco, and others.
Sephiwe Montlha’s daughter Karabo rendered a touching speech which includes a poem to pay tribute to her late father.
“My dad was born on the 7 May and he was killed on the 21 May. I was much closer to my dad and he loved politics and his blood remain yellow, green and black.
“My dad loved his people and the ANC. When I told him about the killing of ANC councillors in KZN, he just smiles and says he will always wear yellow, green and black. He said he will die in the ANC,” said Karabo.
Lesego Makhubela of the ANC Youth League in Tshwane said all revolutionaries are getting killed because of their love for the people.
“You can never kill their idea.
Comrade Chris Hani was also killed by those who oppose the idea but they never killed his political ideas.
“Revolutionaries can be killed and tortured but their ideas will never die. We need to go and hunt those killers so that they don’t kill another councillor,” said Makhubela.
Nozipho Makeke of the ANC Women’s League said we cannot just fold our arms while our leaders are killed.
“We need to stand up against criminals because we cannot fold our hands while our leaders are killed. We must act and stand against crime,” said Makeke. firstname.lastname@example.org