BY REGINALD KANYANE
A MEMORIAL service for the late ANC provincial treasurer and MEC for social development department, Kgakgamatso Nkewu will be held at Molelema Village in Taung on Thursday. ANC in North West said Nkewu has a record of more than 20 years as a volunteer of the party.
ANC provincial secretary, Dakota Legoete said: “As ANC in North West, we highly-appreciate Nkewu’s enormous contribution. Her involvement with the party started at a branch level in Molelema village where she comes from.”
North West provincial Legislature also held memorial service for Nkewu at Mahikeng Civic Centre on Tuesday.
The members of the North West provincial legislature executive council described her as a selfless leader, a gender activist who sacrificed her life for changing the lives of the people in North West.
Family members of the late MEC Nkewu, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Thandi Modise and various community members also attended the Special Sitting.
Premier Supra Mahumapelo said the people of the North West Province and the African National Congress has lost a leader who was energetic, visionary, resolute, hardworking and principled.
“On behalf of the People’s Province of Bokone-Bophirima, we have lost a dedicated and selfless leader to transform the lives of our people. She was obedient and very principled when it came to dealing with challenges of our people or the organisations concerned.
“To the family, they must know that in these difficult times, they must trust the Almighty. They must know that they are not alone, but we are with them as government and the people of the province. She will surely be remembered in centuries to come,” Mahumapelo said.
Democratic Alliance member in the legislature, Jacqueline Theologo said Nkewu was a very respectable and humble leader, with the most beautiful and friendly smile.
“Even when we differed in the legislature, she was never rude but a person who would listen to your point and engage on the matter. We could relate to her very well and communicate with. She was a formidable woman whom we loved to have in the legislature committees’ meetings and oversights,” Theologo said.
A leader of the EFF, Betty Diale also sent condolences to the family of the late MEC Nkewu and the people of the Bokone Bophirima.
“We are saddened by this loss, and humble ourselves to say, if it’s the will of the Lord, then we shall accept his word. May the Soul of the late MEC Nkewu Rest in Peace,” Ntsangani said.
Nkewu will be laid to rest at Molelema village in Taung on Saturday.
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