Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Veteran politician Kader Asmal dies aged 76

By Khanyisa Tabata
22 June 2011

The ANC has confirmed that Veteran ANC politician and former education minister, Kader Asmal has died at the age of 76.

Asmal served as minister of water affairs and forestry after the 1994 elections, as well as education minister from 1999.

He resigned from parliament in October 2007 in protest against the disbanding of the Scorpions crime unit.

Recently, he came out in opposition to the contentious protection of information bill, urging South Africans to reject the bill, warning that rushing it through Parliament would destroy trust in the democratic process.

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