President Zuma to officiate at the wreath laying ceremony on Mr Oliver Tambo

President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow, 27 October 2016, lead the wreath-laying ceremony in memory of the late ANC President Oliver Reginald Tambo in Wattville, Benoni.

Annually during the month of October, the City of Ekurhuleni leads a month-long programme of activities in commemoration of the life of Mr Oliver Reginald Tambo and his wife Dr Adelaide Tambo. Themed “Celebrating the life, times and legacy of O.R Tambo, 99 years and counting towards the centenary” this year’s celebrations would have coincided with the stalwart’s 99th birthday.

OR Tambo shaped the foreign policy of the democratic South Africa and laid a firm foundation as the foremost diplomat and face of the ANC during the most difficult time in the country’s history.

 Details of the event are as follows:

Venue               : Tamboville Cemetery, Wattville, Benoni, Ekurhuleni.

Time                 : 11:00

Date                 : 27 October 2016

We wish to request media attending the proceedings to please send their details to Themba Gadebe on 076 303 7594 or and Hlomani Baloyi on 083 276 1295 or

Enquiries: Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on 082 308 9373 or

Issued by: The Presidency



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