Kolisile post not to be filled soon

2013-07-21 22:16

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Johannesburg - The Gauteng government's economic development portfolio would not be filled anytime soon as to allow for proper mourning following the death of MEC Nkosiphendule Kolisile, the provincial executive council said on Sunday.

The council, following a special meeting on Sunday, reiterated that it would take collective responsibility for Kolisile's portfolio, said Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture MEC Lebogang Maile in a statement.

The council would "not hasten" to appoint an acting MEC or replacement.

Kolisile, 40, and two bodyguards, Sergeant Tebogo Motsei and Constable Tshepo Jobo, were killed in a head-on collision on the N6 in Reddersburg in the Free State in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It was decided that a joint memorial service for Kolisile, Motsei and Jobo would be held, with details of the service to be announced on Monday.

Kolisile would be given an official provincial funeral, while Motsei and Jobo would receive official funerals in line with police standards, said Maile.

"Condolence books will be available at the family home, the department of economic development and the Gauteng Provincial Legislature," he said.

"On the day of the memorial service a condolence book will also be available at the City Hall."

The council expressed their heartfelt condolences to the families, relatives and colleagues of Kolisile, Motsei and Jobo.

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