The African National Congress congratulates National Chairperson of the ANC and National Assembly Speaker, Comrade Baleka Mbete, for the King Legacy Award for International Service bestowed upon her in Washington DC, yesterday 17 January 2016.
The award, which honours those who have made positive contributions in the global community, is in recognition of her lifelong dedication to the struggle for liberation and service to the people of South Africa and the world. It is further an affirmation of how Comrade Baleka Mbete, herself a product and shaper of the ANC and the South African struggle, and the various collectives she would have worked with, have emulated the iconic values espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King – service, distinguished leadership, sacrifice, community and respect for human dignity amongst others.
Comrade Baleka Mbete is a fitting and deserving recipient of this illustrious award. As South Africans, we should all take great pride that amongst us are men and women who continue to serve as an inspiration for the enduring principles of universal good the world over.
Issued by ANC