ANC Parliamentary Caucus Statement on the Death of Zipporah Noisey Nawa

9 November 2007

The ANC Parliamentary Caucus pays tribute to one of its outstanding cadres and Members of Parliament, Zipporah Noisey Nawa, who passed away this week on Monday, 5 November 2007.

Nawa became active in the liberation struggle in the early 1980s as a union and civic movement activist in the North West Province. A school principal for 14 years, Nawa served in the branch executive committee of the South African Democratic Teachers Union and took part in various progressive community activities, including the anti-Bophuthatswana campaign between 1980 and 1990.

When the African National Congress was unbanned together with other anti-apartheid organisation in 1990, Nawa became involved in structures of the organisation, including those of the ANC Women’s League in the North West province. She held a number of positions within both the ANC and the ANCWL, including those of secretary, deputy secretary and ex-officio of various branches of the ANCWL. Nawa also served as an executive committee member of the ANCWL Eastern Region and as a member of the Gender Commission in the North West.

She became a Member of Parliament in July 2006 where she served in the portfolio committee on Correctional Services and her constituency of Morelete.

Nawa is survived by her two sons Lance and Mpho, daughter Emmarentia and seven grandchildren.

The ANC Caucus dips its revolutionary banner in tribute to a committed cadre of the movement and extends its deepest condolences and sympathies to her family, friends and comrades.

Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip


Moloto Mothapo
Head of Media & Communications
ANC Parliamentary Caucus
Cape Town
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