‘Khwezi was robbed of freedom in her own country’
Fezekile Kuzwayo died from an unknown illness last week; she was 41.
JOHANNESBURG - The woman known as Khwezi, Fezekile Kuzwayo, has been remembered as an activist, a loving friend and a strong woman who was robbed of her freedom in her own country.
Kuzwayo died from an unknown illness last week; she was 41.
She accused President Jacob Zuma of rape in 2005.
Zuma was acquitted of the charge the following year.
Activists have held a memorial service for Kuzwayo in the Johannesburg CBD this afternoon.
Feminist groups and activists have remembered Kuzwayo as a fighter who gave a voice to those who remain silent.
Nonhlahla Skhosana from the Sonke Gener Justice says Kuzwayo's story was not well-narrated and must be kept alive.
She will be laid to rest in Durban tomorrow.