He then proceeded to become the Spokesperson of the ANC after the unbanning – a role he performed with aplomb.
One not to miss an opportunity to defend our movement’s position and win countless battles of ideas through supremacy of his and the movement’s ideas, Cde Ronnie would always be available to provide both content that explain the ANC’s vision and plans whilst ready to give soundbites should the need arise. He was polished and his humility and mental sharpness were his greatest assets when faced with hostility from a section of the media.
After the first democratic elections in our country, Cde Ronnie became a member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature as part of contributing to building a democratic, non-racial and non-sexist society. When the need arose for seasoned communicators who not only understood but also lived ANC policies, our movement couldn’t look further than Cde Ronnie. It is therefore not surprising that he became an accomplished public servant and savvy communicator who contributed to building a strong government communications machinery.
Cde Ronnie occupied various communications positions in a number of government departments and he passes on serving as the Spokesperson for the Deputy President since 2014. The ANC has lost one of its own.
Tribute to a true revolutionary and accomplished communicator, Cde Ronnie Mamoepa, by the Chairperson of ANC Gauteng Province, Cde Paul Mashatile