POLITICAL activists and ANC supporters are expected to turn out in large numbers for the funeral of liberation struggle veteran and former Uitenhage councillor Nosipho Dastile, who will be buried on Saturday.
The funeral will be held at the Roman Catholic Church from 9am, while a memorial service will be held at the Babs Madlakane Hall in KwaNobuhle at 5pm today.
Dastile, 71, became a well-known political figure in the region as a founder of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in the town, the first president of the Uitenhage Women‘s Organisation, and chairman of the ANC Women‘s League in the town after the liberation movements were unbanned in 1990.
Dastile was one of the first councillors in the democratic Uitenhage Transitional Local Council from 1994 to 1999 with figures like current deputy Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Bicks Ndoni and the late Sanco leader Fikile Kobese.
Dastile‘s community involvement took shape while she was a teacher at the Little Flower Primary School and as a volunteer teacher at the Roman Catholic Mission School in Uitenhage.
At the time of her death after a long illness, she had retired from active politics and was a volunteer at the Ruth Dano Creche.
source: Weekend Post