The funeral service of Mlungisi Sisulu, grandson of liberation struggle icon Walter Sisulu, will be held on Sunday in Randburg, the family said on Monday.
”The funeral service will be held on Sunday January 13 at the Walter Sisulu Hall in Randburg, Johannesburg, at 10am,” the family’s spokesperson, Zwelakhe Sisulu, said in a statement.
Mlungisi’s body is expected to arrive in South Africa on Thursday.
He died of cerebral malaria.
”Lungi became politicised at an early age as a result of his exposure to the political activism of his family, in particular his grandfather, Walter Sisulu, who he regularly visited on Robben Island,” Zwelakhe said.
”Mlungisi’s primary school years were disrupted by the June 1976 uprising and its aftermath and this as well as the political environment of the time helped entrench his strong political views.”
As a youth, he joined the Congress of South African Students and also became chairperson of the Dube branch of the Soweto Youth Congress.
He is survived by his wife Kundi Jangano. — Sapa