Death of UDM Deputy President Ntopile Kganyago

18 July 2013

The office of the ANC Chief Whip has learned with deep sadness the news of the passing away of United Democratic Movement (UDM) deputy president and Member of Parliament, Ntopile Marcel Kganyago. He passed away on Wednesday (yesterday).

Kganyago dedicated his life to serving the people of South Africa in various leadership positions. He served as a Municipal Councillor in Polokwane from 2000 until 2004; member of the Provincial Legislature in Limpopo in 2004 and served as a Member of Parliament from April 2004 until his death.

We are shocked at the death of such an experienced politician, a servant of the people and a well-versed legislator. In his capacity as a member of the parliamentary opposition, we have not always agreed with him on a number of political issues. However, we have never doubted his devotion to our constitutional democracy and his commitment to the success of this country and her people. It is for this reason that the ANC invited him to serve in its governments Executive as Deputy Minister of Public Works from 2004 to 2009.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, children, friends and colleagues in the UDM. We wish his family courage and strength during their difficult period of mourning. May his soul rest in peace.

Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip

Enquiries: Moloto Mothapo (Spokesperson for Chief Whip Stone Sizani) @ 082 370 6930