Ka-Magwaza-Msibi described as a ‘brave, dependable woman’

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The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has described late National Freedom Party leader Zanele Ka-Magwaza-Msibi as a brave and dependable woman.

The National Freedom Party (NFP) has confirmed that she died on Monday morning at the age of 59, after being hospitalised at Umhlanga Hospital in Durban.

The ANC’s KZN Provincial Secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli says, “We are very saddened to hear about the departure of comrade Zanele Magwaza-Msibi, the leader and founding mother of the NFP and one of the few courageous women in our country to step out and become the head of the organisation. We convey our condolences to her family and the membership of the leadership of the NFP, which has for many years depended on her leadership to confront the many challenges our people face.”

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has described Ka-Magwaza-Msibi, as a courageous and hard-working person.

DA MP Siviwe Gwarube says, “I think what is important is to remember her as someone who was brave and courageous enough to not only step into the arena of being involved in party politics in SA, an industry known to be dominated by politics, and going ahead and taking the road less travelled by establishing her own political party and getting its seat in the National Assembly. We should remember her for her courage and bravery.”

‘Changed political landscape’

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has described Ka-Magwaza-Msibi as a hard worker who aspired towards changing the political landscape of the country.

UDM leader, Bantu Holomisa says, “We do pass our condolences to her family and the NFP. She worked very hard for the IFP when I first met her. She was a pillar of strength of the IFP before she started her own political party. That hard work did affect her health. She did participate successfully to change the political landscape of SA.”

VIDEO: Holomisa pays tribute to Ka-Magwaza-Msibi:

Earlier, the Inkatha Freedom Party conveyed their condolences to the family of Ka-Magwaza-Msibi.

VIDEO: Hlengwa speaks on Ka-Magwaza-Msibi’s passing: