SABC NEWS has reported that the late Ambassador Lindiwe Mabuza will be laid to rest today in Soweto. She passed on at the age of 83.

Mabuza has been accorded a special funeral service. The diplomat served in a number of diplomatic postings including in the United Kingdom.

The programme in Soweto was short and it was attended by a few people due to Covid-19. Former South African president Thabo Mbeki delivered a tribute on behalf of the movement.

She joined the African National Congress in the 1970s in Lusaka, Zambia. The late Ambassador was passionate about arts and culture and she made culture party of her diplomacy.


Her son Lawrence Ndlovu described her as his important friend and a remarkable person. He said Mabuza was the epitomy of grace, a reliable, a very giving, a generous and a loyal woman.

Lawrence also went down memory lane when Mabuza was deployed in the Scandinavian where she was conscientising people about the predicament of black South Africans under apartheid.

For her excellency Mabuza received accolades from Sweden aswell as the United States of America. She played a pivotal role in making sure that South Africa is a free country.

May her soul rest in eternal peace, our deepest condolences to her family and friends.