Alexandra mourns the passing of Mme Joyce Bakgethiwa Bapela
10 January 2018 Latest News
The community of Alexandra has learned with shock and sadness of the passing of Joyce Bakgethiwa Bapela ANC activist, freedom fighter and mother of Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Obed Bapela.
Joyce Bapela died after a short illness at the age of 83 years.
The minister of Cooperative Governance Des Van Rooyen has conveyed his condolences to the family saying they are honoured to have known Joyce Bapela who sacrificed her life during the long struggle for freedom, saying she survived harassment by the apartheid police in the 1980s.
The funeral service of Mme Joyce Bakgethiwa Bapela will be held at East Bank Hall, in East Bank, Alexandra on Wednesday 17 January 2017 at 09:00 in the morning.