The Home of Legends bid farewell to one of its sons and struggle stalwarts, Tata Archiebald Mncedisi Sibeko - during a Provincial Official funeral that was held in Alice.
Tata Archibald Mncedisi Sibeko, commonly known as Zola Zembe, Zola Ntambo, Comrade ZZ was born in the Eastern Cape in Alice at Kwezane in the Tyhume Valley on 3 March 1928.
He attended school at Lovedale and later went to Fort Cox where he qualified as an Agricultural Extension Officer, later moving to Cape Town where he worked in the Railways.
It is here that Cde ZZ got involved in trade union work and joined the South African Railway and Harbours Workers Union (SARHWU), and became a member of the Communist Party and also of the African National Congress.
His contribution to the liberation of South Africa from apartheid was hailed by many, during the speeches.
Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle delivered Cde ZZ's eulogy.
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