The official funeral service of the late struggle icon Ebrahim Ismail Ebrahim, who passed away at the age of 84 on Monday, is taking place today.
Messages of condolences from the African National Congress and his colleagues have been pouring in for the veteran struggle icon who died after a long illness.
“President Cyril Ramaphosa is saddened by the passing of Struggle veteran and former deputy minister of international relations and cooperation Ebrahim ‘Comrade Ebie’ Ebrahim,” said the Presidency.
Acting President David Mabuza joined Ramaphosa in conveying condolences to the Ebrahim family on his untimely passing.
Ebrahim spent years of imprisonment on Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela, will be honoured with a Special Provincial Official Funeral, Category 2.
The National Flag will be flown at half-mast at every flag station in the country, until the evening of the burial on 07 December 2021.
“On behalf of government and the people of South Africa, we wish to convey our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and comrades of Mr. Ebrahim Ebrahim, on his untimely departure,” said Mabuza, who is acting president until Rampahosa returns from West Africa.
“He was indeed a selfless, disciplined, committed and respected leader of the people.
“As we bow our heads in honouring his outstanding legacy, we recommit ourselves to the struggle for non-racialism, non-sexism, democratic and united South Africa that he dedicated his entire adult life to realise and fulfill.”