“MaVay-Vayi was a hardworking comrade”- ANC chairperson Mandla Ndlovu

DWAARSLOOP – The late ANC stalwart, Violet Siwela, popularly referred to as “MaVay-Vayi” by the entire organisation’s leadership and membership, is best missed for many things, including being a hardworking comrade of the movement.

This was disclosed by ANC provincial Chairperson, Mandla Ndlovu during a prayer service by the Caucus members at Siwela’s home on Monday afternoon. Ndlovu described her as a tireless, responsible and dedicated comrade of the movement. “That is the required conduct of a genuine comrade that Comrade Violet exuded as a trust and reliable member of the ANC,” he said.

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Siwela joined the African National Congress at a young age as secretary for the Dwarsloop branch. She rose through the ranks and was elected in the region, provincially and eventually at national level.

“MaVay-Vayi was a hardworking comrade”- ANC chairperson Mandla Ndlovu
ANC NEC member, Reginah Mhaule.
“MaVay-Vayi was a hardworking comrade”- ANC chairperson Mandla Ndlovu
Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature Deputy Speaker, Jeanette Thabethe-Mofokeng.

LISTEN: Provincial Chairperson pays tribute to the late Violet Siwela

“We solely miss her smile and warm affection. She has left us in loneliness, she must depart in peace and go and meet with the ancestors of the ANC and report to them all the problems we are experiencing,” he said.

“MaVay-Vayi was a hardworking comrade”- ANC chairperson Mandla Ndlovu
Mourners in attendance.
Family members.

Siwela passed away on January 18 after spending a few days in hospital. Her memorial service will take place this Thursday and her burial will be on Saturday, January 27.

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