The funeral service for South African Anti-apartheid struggle hero Andrew Mokete Mlangeni who died this week at the age of 95 is currently underway in Soweto Gauteng province.

Mokoena, was a South African political activist and anti-apartheid campaigner who, along with Nelson Mandela and others, was imprisoned after the Rivonia Trial.

After having to give up his studies because of his poor financial background, after 1946 he experienced worker exploitation as a factory worker.

Mlangeni died on 21 July 2020 in 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria after complaining of abdominal related issues.

President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his condolences on behalf of the government, stating.

“The passing of Andrew Mekete Mlangeni signifies the end of a generational history and places our future squarely in our hands,” said Ramaphosa.