[WATCH LIVE] Zola Skweyiya’s funeral underway in Pretoria

The struggle stalwart has been described as someone who dreamt of a true democracy and a non-racial, non-sexist government.

A portrait of ANC veteran Dr Zola Skweyiya stands at the memorial service held for him in Pretoria. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) veteran Zola Skweyiya's funeral is underway in Pretoria this morning.

Last week, president Cyril Ramaphosa declared a special official funeral for Skweyiya.

The former government minister died last week at the age of 75.

The struggle stalwart has been described as someone who dreamt of a true democracy and a non-racial, non-sexist government.