Tina Joemat-Pettersson passed away at her Cape Town home

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his sadness at the passing of former Cabinet member, Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

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The 59-year-old Joemat-Pettersson, born in Kimberley, passed away at her home in Cape Town on Monday evening.

At the time of her passing, Joemat-Pettersson was Chair of the National Assembly Portfolio Committee on Police, having previously served the nation as Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Minister of Energy. She also served as MEC for Education from 1994.

‘’We have lost a remarkable leader who dedicated herself to improving the quality of life in her home province of the Northern Cape in the early years of our democracy before assuming national responsibilities in key portfolios.’’

“We will miss the passion and vigour with which Tina Joemat-Pettersson fought for a better South Africa from the rural villages of the Northern Cape to the benches of Parliament and international platforms,’’ added President Cyril Ramaphosa.

She leaves behind her two sons, Austin and Terrence.


Done By: Mitchum George


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