Fezekile Kuzwayo to be remembered today in Johannesburg

Human rights activist Yvette Raphael says Kuzwayo spoke truth to power and was a voice for the silent.

FILE: One of four women who staged a silent anti-rape protest during President Jacob Zuma's address at the IEC briefing on 6 August 2016. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Activists from across all spheres will hold a memorial service for Fezekile Kuzwayo, the woman known as Khwezi, in Johannesburg today.

Kuzwayo passed away last week from an unknown illness at the age of 41.

She accused President Jacob Zuma of rape in 2005. He was acquitted of the charge the following year.

Human rights activist Yvette Raphael says Kuzwayo spoke truth to power and was a voice for the silent.

"We want her to be remembered as somebody who fought in the front lines during the denialist times for people living with HIV to get access to treatment, as well as fight for gender-based violence for those who can't fight for themselves."