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Gael Nsumu

Grandson of Walter and Albertina Sisulu succumbs to Covid-19

The grandson of SA struggle stalwarts Walter and Albertina Sisulu, Moyikwa Sisulu, has died of Covid-19 related complications.


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Gael Nsumu

The grandson of South African stalwarts Walter and Albertina Sisulu, Moyikwa Sisulu, has passed away from COVID-19 related complications.

He was the eldest son of the late anti-apartheid activist and businessman, Zwelakhe and Zodwa Sisulu.

The 41-year-old Sisulu was an African National Congress (ANC) activist and businessman who his family has described as a man of integrity.

The ANC said in a statement recently that it is mourning the death Sisulu.

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“Our revolution has lost a loyal and disciplined servant.

“Death has robbed the people of South Africa of one of its finest sons who was dedicated to economic transformation and the reconstruction and development of our country.”

The ANC conveyed its condolences to his family, friends, business associates, and the mass democratic movement.
“We hope they will find solace in the knowledge that the entire nation shares in their grief. We wish them strength and fortitude as they mourn their loved ones. May his revolutionary soul find eternal peace.”

It emphasised that, as a businessman and entrepreneur, Sisulu would be remembered for his generosity and integrity.

The Sisulu family has reportedly said they are devastated and shocked by his passing.

According to the family, Moyikwa and his partner, Aisha Jackson, fell ill in early August and were diagnosed with Covid-19, after the birth of their baby.

The family’s spokesperson, Nomvuyo Guma, reportedly said Aisha had been discharged and was busy recovering from Covid-19.

A virtual memorial service for his community was being organised and Sisulu would be laid to rest at a private ceremony this week.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the family said there would be no daily home visits, prayers, or vigils.

It is believed there would be a drive-through memorial where flowers and messages of condolences may be dropped off. 

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