Statement on the Passing of Makhenkesi Stofile

The Board and staff of the Nelson Mandela Foundation are saddened to learn of the passing of Rev Makhenkesi Stofile.

“We extend our sincere condolences to the Stofile family on his passing,” says Sello Hatang, chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

After the 1994 democratic elections, Stofile was elected a Member of Parliament and Chief Whip of the African National Congress (ANC) and he later became Premier of the Eastern Cape in 1997 when Nelson Mandela was President of South Africa.

Stofile was a keen supporter of the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He hosted the Foundation in Germany when the movie ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ premiered in Berlin in January 2014 and, later that year, also supported the ‘Mandela Dialogues on Memory Work’ in August 2014. 

“He was a distinguished freedom fighter and a loyal servant of our people. South Africa owes a debt of gratitude to Stofile for his immense contribution to the freedom we enjoy today,” says Hatang. 

For more about the Nelson Mandela Foundation, refer to www.nelsonmandela.org.

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Date published: 
Thursday, 18 August, 2016
Organisation: 
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