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Non-racialism pioneer Ilse Naudé lauded


A FUNERAL service will be held for Ilse Naudé at the weekend, a family member said yesterday.

Ilse, the wife of Afrikaner theologian and antiaparth­eid activist Beyers Naudé, died at the age of 98 from a heart attack on Thursday.

Her son Herman said the service would be held at the NG Gemeente Aasvoëlkop in Northcliff, Joburg, on Saturday.

Ilse and Beyers were married for 64 years when he died at the age of 89 in 2004.

President Jacob Zuma said Ilse was a pioneer in non-racialism.

“We will always remember Tannie Ilse as the pillar beside her late husband, Dr Beyers Naudé, a pioneer of non-racialism and one of the stalwarts of our Struggle.” – Sapa

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