Moving farewell for Mayor

2018-04-26 06:00

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WHILE working as a Public Relations Officer for KWV, she met and married a farmer, Michael, and together they ran a Merino stud in Middelburg. She was mother to Mick and Caroline and stepmother to Robin and Lawrence.

According to her family, she was a “serial entrepreneur and community leader”.

Her community work included starting a Hospice in Middelburg; she ran numerous development and training programmes upskilling hundreds of people and coordinated 120 sheep shearers in 12 teams to work throughout the region.

In 2000 she and her husband moved to Cape St Francis where they ran a guesthouse.

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During the 2009 elections, she was elected by the DA to serve in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and was elected the leader of the DA in NCOP in 2011 and 2014.

She was also elected as leader of the Tsitsi-Kouga Constituency, which included Kouga, Koukamma and Baviaans.

Following the DA’s victory in Kouga in 2016, she was elected as Executive Mayor.

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