Ramaphosa: Mamoepa believed the ANC is capable of healing itself

The deputy president praised Mamoepa for his integrity adding that he was born into a generation destined to rise.

Ronnie Mamoepa and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS.

PRETORIA - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says his late spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa believed the African National Congress (ANC) is capable of healing itself even in its current state.

Ramaphosa was speaking at the veteran government spokesperson's funeral service in Tshwane yesterday.

He says Mamoepa wanted to see the party united

The 56-year-old died in hospital last week after suffering a stroke in June.

The deputy president praised Mamoepa for his integrity adding that he was born into a generation destined to rise.

Ramaphosa says the veteran government spokesperson gave hope to struggle heroes who had been kept silent.

The deputy president says he will not forget the lessons he learned from his late spokesperson.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)