Article by: Natalie Müller
Just in: The Lillian Ngoyi Lecture currently taking place In Limpopo South Africa, has been officially canceled.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, was this afternoon swiftly escorted from the historic Lillian Ngoyi Lecture venue at the Lebowakgomo Civic Centre in Limpopo, following an alleged life threatening security breach.
Reports claim that Ramaphosa’s security team, received a tip off of an alleged attempt of the Presidents life. These reports have not been confirmed by the office of the presidency and these claims have not yet been verified.
During the conference, Deputy minister of State Security in the Presidency Zizi Kodwa was seen whispering some information into the ear of President Cyril Ramaphosa, which led to the immediate evacuation of the president from the venue.
The ceremony was hosted by the African National Congress Women’s League known as the Lillian Ngoyi memorial lecture, held in the Peter Mokaba region, at the Lebowakgomo Civic Centre.
The lecture is an annual event held by the ANC, as an effort to not only commemorate but celebrate the Womenâs Anti-Pass March and in honour of the late Ms Lilian Ngoyi, one of the iconic figures in the
history of the struggle for freedom in South Africa.
About Lillian Ngoyi:
On the 9th of August 1956, Ms Lilian Ngoyi was one of the women who led the anti-pass march at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, which served as one of the largest demonstrations staged in South Africa.
Women played a leading role in the resistance to unjust pass laws which severely affected their position in society as well as the African family life.
Apartheid laws made it far more difficult for African women than men to acquire urban residency rights, accommodations in the urban areas. Influx control laws and extension of the pass system, were intentionally used by
government to bar African women from the urban areas and to confine them to the
It was later rumoured through various tweets and media interviews by lecture attendees, that African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa has stepped out of the Womens League Lillian Ngoyi lecture due to a lack of compliance to #COVID-19 regulations.
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