ANC Parliamentary Caucus extends its condolences on the passing of Comrade Tozama Priscilla Mantashe

1 February 2021

The ANC Parliamentary Caucus has learnt with a deep sense of shock of the untimely passing, on Sunday evening, 31st January 2021, of Comrade Tozama Mantashe from Covid – 19 related complications after a few weeks of hospitalization.

As the ANC Parliamentary Caucus, we extend our hearfelt condolences to the entire Mantashe family, her brother our National Chairperson Comrade Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy as well as her children and loved ones.

At the time of her demise, Comrade Tozama Mantashe had served in both the Fifth and Sixth Parliament and was assigned to serve in the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry during the Sixth Parliament as well as the National Assembly Rules Committee and Joint Rules Committee.

As Caucus , we deeply feel this loss as her passing leaves a deep void and has robbed the ANC Parliamentary Caucus of a dynamic gender activist, a cadre who had a deep commitment to the improvement of the conditions of the lives of workers, a working class leader,a champion of rural development and women’s empowerment in a year our Movement pays tribute to Mama Charlotte Maxeke.

She served different terms in the ANC Eastern Cape Provincial Executive Committee and between 2010 and 2014 , was NEHAWU Eastern Cape Provincial Chairperson and later served as the Second Vice President of NEHAWU responsible for international work.

We will miss her love, warmth, collegiality and loyalty to the Republic and dedication to our people, especially her love for the province of the Eastern Cape.

In her honour, we will pick up her spear and continue to fight all forms of gender -based violence and corruption.

We further commit to strengthen our resolve to build a better country for all our people as we battle the second wave of the pandemic and have great hope that the arrival of the Covid – 19 vaccine today will alleviate the plight of our people.

As we dip our revolutionary banner, in her memory, the ANC Caucus in Parliament strengthens its resolve to hold high the values that Cde Thozi Mantashe stood for, of the creation of our country into a non – racial, non – sexist, prosperous and democratic South Africa.

Hamba Kakuhle MamQwathi!

Olwakho ugqatso ulufezile!

Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip, Comrade Pemmy Majodina

For more information contact: Acting Caucus Spokesperson

Nomfanelo Kota on 067 415 1089