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President Ramaphosa extends condolences to Joemat-Pettersson family

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ANC member of parliament and former cabinet minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has passed away.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his condolences to the family of former Minister and Member of Parliament Tina Joemat-Pettersson, following her death on Monday.

Joemat-Pettersson was Chair of the Portfolio Committee on Police in the National Assembly at the time of her death at the age of 59.

“We have lost a remarkable leader who dedicated herself to improving the quality of life in her home province of the Northern Cape in the early years of our democracy before assuming national responsibilities in key portfolios.

“We will miss the passion and vigour with which Tina Joemat-Pettersson fought for a better South Africa from the rural villages of the Northern Cape to the benches of Parliament and international platforms. May her soul rest in peace,” President Ramaphosa said.

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the 2023 National Freedom Day celebrations

Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the 2023 National Freedom Day celebrations

The Presidency reflected on Joemat-Pettersson’s time in government.

“At the time of her passing, Ms Joemat-Pettersson was Chair of the National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Police, having previously served the nation as Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Minister of Energy.

“President Ramaphosa offers his sincere condolences to the family of the former Minister, and especially her sons Austin and Terrence. The President extends his sympathy to the friends, comrades and parliamentary colleagues of the late leader who was born in Kimberley and served as MEC for Education from 1994,” the Presidency said. – SAnews

 

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