The African National Congress (ANC) in the Northern Cape is expected to address the media at midday on Tuesday following the passing of former cabinet minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson who hails from the province.
Joemat-Pettersson passed away on Monday in Cape Town at the age of 59.
The party says it is deeply saddened by the passing of the Joemat-Pettersson who was currently serving as a Member of Parliament and the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Police.
The former anti-apartheid activist served as an MEC for Education and later Agriculture in the Northern Cape.
Provincial ANC Spokesperson, Thabo Mothibi says, “The untimely passing of our long standing member and stalwart in many respects, Comrade Tina Joemat-Pettersson has left us completely devastated, and I am sure in the early part of the afternoon around 12pm, we will most definitely have a media briefing citing all other arrangements in extending our sincere condolences to loved ones.”
Earlier, President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa has lost a dedicated leader with the death of Tina Joemat-Pettersson.
Presidential Spokesperson, Vincent Magwenya says Ramaphosa has joined other leaders in offering condolences to her family and colleagues.
“President Ramaphosa offers his sincere condolences to the family of the former minister and especially her sons, Austin and Terrance. The president extends his sympathy to the friends, comrades and parliamentary colleagues of the late leader who was born in Kimberly and served as MEC for Education after 1994 elections.
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