ANC mourns the passing of Dr. Hlengiwe Mkhize
Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize who is also a Deputy Minister in Presidency of women, youth and persons living with disabilities has passed on at the age of 69.
The Professor was chairperson of Progressive Women’s Movement and also an African National Congress National Executive Committee member.
Since joining the ANC in 2009, Mkhize has held many positions in government, most recently as deputy minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services from 26 May 2014 to 31 March 2017 after being nominated by former president Jacob Zuma.
The United Democratic Movement leader, Bantu Holomisa extended his condolences to the family of Professor Mkhize saying that she was a passionate individual about her work,
“I’d like to extend my condolences to the Professor’s family and her organisation. She rose to prominence when she was one of the TRC commissioners, and she was a very passionate individual about her work. Rest in Peace Sisi,” said Holomisa
ANC spokesperson Pule Mabe said on behalf of the party that the professor was a dedicated servant of the nation and a self-less leader.
“We have lost a dedicated servant of the nation. She embodied the qualities and attributes of Charlotte Maxeke, servant, leadership, self-less leadership and total dedication to women emancipation and gender, equality. Hamba kahle Mbokodo,” said Pule Mabe.