Limpopo education MEC dies

2015-01-10 12:28

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has described Limpopo education MEC Thembisile Nwedamutswu as a hardworking and committed leader.

“I am deeply saddened by the passing away of a comrade and colleague in that province,” she said today.

“We convey our condolences to her family, relatives and friends. She was a hardworking and committed leader and she will be sorely missed.”

Nwedamutswu’s career had been cut short in the department, as she had been appointed MEC only nine months ago, Motshekga said.

She showed “great leadership and potential”, Motshekga said.

SABC news reported that Nwedamutswu died in a Pretoria hospital yesterday.

The department said she had been ill, but did not provide further details.

Nwedamutswu was chief executive officer of the Independent Development Trust and the treasurer of the African National Congress in Limpopo before she was appointed as a MEC.

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