Lim­popo mourns for beloved MEC Mashamba

African Times - - News - MASHUDU SADIKE

LIM­POPO- The African Na­tional Congress (ANC) has paid tribute and homage to Lim­popo MEC for Agri­cul­ture Joyce Mashamba af­ter her pass­ing on Wed­nes­day 20 June 2018 fol­low­ing a long ill­ness.

The ANC re­leased a state­ment to the me­dia ex­press­ing ‘deep sad­ness at the pass­ing of Com­rade Joyce Mashamba’. “The African Na­tional Congress ex­tends its deep­est con­do­lences to her hus­band, ANC stal­wart Cde Ge­orge and her fam­ily, all her com­rades and friends,” the state­ment added.

MEC Mashamba led var­i­ous port­fo­lios in provincial gov­ern­ment in­clud­ing be­ing MEC for Ed­u­ca­tion, Safety, Se­cu­rity and Li­ai­son, as well as Sport, Arts and Cul­ture and So­cial De­vel­op­ment. She was also a Deputy Speaker in the Lim­popo Leg­is­la­ture.

Lim­popo Premier Stan Matha­batha also re­layed his re­gret to Mashamba death, hail­ing her as one of the most se­nior politi­cians in the prov­ince who “ex­e­cuted her re­spon­si­bil­i­ties with dili­gence”.

“On be­half of my fam­ily and I, the Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil and the peo­ple of Lim­popo I send my deep­est con­do­lences to Cde Geoge Mashamba, the chil­dren and the fam­ily.

Mashamba passed-on a few days ahead of the ANC and the al­liance con­ven­ing a Provincial elec­tive con­fer­ence.

“Though un­well in the past few years, she con­tin­ued to work un­til her last days. She passes away in the line of duty, we will con­tinue to miss her coun­sel, wis­dom in both gov­ern­ment and so­ci­ety. “This hap­pened when the peo­ple of the prov­ince are yearn­ing for her lead­er­ship.” Matha­batha said. There will be a spe­cial seat­ing by the Lim­popo Leg­is­la­ture to­mor­row in her hon­our and Mashamba will be laid to rest at a Provincial of­fi­cial funeral on Satur­day at Ma­davula Sta­dium.

NO MORE: Lim­popo Agri­cul­ture MEC Joyce Mashamba.

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