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NFP leader and former Deputy Minister Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi has died

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his sincere condolences at the passing of National Freedom Party leader and former Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Ms Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi.


The President offers his sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of the late party leader, and to the membership of the National Freedom Party.

Ms kaMagwaza-Msibi passed away in hospital earlier today, Monday, 6 September 2021.

President Ramaphosa said: “It is sad to learn that Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi has joined  a succession of prominent South Africans who have passed on after making numerous extraordinary contributions to our democracy and society.

“Ms Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi was a leader who devoted herself to the betterment of the lives of young people and of women and set a strong example for how this could be achieved.

“She held leadership positions in civil society, local government, national government and Parliament, where she conducted herself with the best interests of communities and the country at heart.

“She also enriched our parliamentary democracy with her intellect, integrity and dignity, and showed that political opposition can be fearless and firm without being antagonistic.

“May her soul rest in peace.”

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