Different political parties have paid tribute to the late Social Development MEC, Thuliswa Nkabinde-Khawe in a special sitting in the Gauteng Legislature in Johannesburg.

Nkabinde-Khawe died in the Mulbarton Hospital on Friday after a short illness.

She was a long serving member and chairperson of the Social Development Portfolio Committee in the Provincial Legislature before she was appointed as MEC after this year’s general elections.

The Gauteng Provincial Legislature was packed to capacity as tributes poured in for Nkabinde-Khawe.

Members of the provincial legislature remembered her as an advocate for social justice, calling her role as MEC for Social Development in the province fitting.

Her Official Funeral service will be held at the Vereeniging City Hall on Friday.