Twenty-eight female guards were unfairly dismissed by a security company because the client‚ Metrora.
Nokufa Lucy Maseko loved nature and reading.
Lele, as she was popularly known, was born on March 21 1960 at Small Farms in Evaton.
The lifelong ANC member was a big fan of Kaizer Chiefs, a peacemaker and a leader.
Neighbour Cleo Maluleke said: "She was a mother to all. She was passionate about gardening, which made her famous in Palm Springs."
She will be buried tomorrow at Evaton Cemetery after a service at the Old Apostolic Church, Palm Springs, at 7am.
She leaves four children.