CAPE TOWN- ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu has remembered and praised MP Beatrice Thembekile Ngcobo who died on Sunday night.
Beatrice Thembekile Ngcobo, 74 was chair of of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism and had been an ANC MP since 2004.
Mthembu expressed his sadness of the news, in a tweet on Monday, he said the party was “in pain” at the news.
Moloto Mothapo, Parliamentary spokesperson said, “She will be remembered as a dedicated public representative who, besides carrying out her parliamentary responsibilities, was also active in the areas of disability rights, gender, women and reproductive health rights,” he said.
“Her contribution to Parliament and our society as a whole will be greatly missed. The joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament this morning observed a moment of silence in honour of her memory.”
Comrade Beatrice Ngcobo was admitted at a Cape Town hospital for an operation at the beggining of february , from where she departed . Her untimely departure is a heavy blow to @MYANC Caucus @ParliamentofRSA . We will miss her contribution in this new dawn . #RIPBeatriceNgcobo
— Jackson Mthembu (@JacksonMthembu_) February 19, 2018
Sad to learn about the passing away of Member of Parliament, Beatrice Ngcobo @bt_ngcobo . As chairperson of the Tourism portfolio committee she provided consistent leadership and excellent oversight. May she rest in peace.@TBCZA @Tourism_gov_za @SouthAfricaNet pic.twitter.com/gGVFA1Xu9P
— Trevor Bloem (@BTBloem) February 19, 2018
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