ANC mourns passing of ANC MP Adv Hishaam Mohamed
24 August 2020
The ANC Parliamentary Caucus has, today, learnt with great shock and sadness, of the sudden passing of ANC MP Comrade Hishaam Mohamed due to a heart attack.
Cde Mohamed joined the National Assembly in the 6th Parliament, serving as a member in the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services and Whip of the ANC Study Group on Justice and Correctional Services.
We are again crying for the loss of one of us. Comrade Advocate Hisham Mohamed comes from the powerful traditions of the Mass Democratic Movement (MDM) in the Western Cape. A politically well-trained activist and leader of the Congress movement.
With his legal training, he served our government with dedication and commitment as the Western Cape Head of the Justice and Constitutional Development Department (now Justice and Correctional Services) for a number of years. We were with him last week in the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday National Assembly Sittings, where he diligently served our Caucus as Duty Whip with comrade Faiez Jacobs.
He strongly pioneered for the adoption of three crucial Bills that were recently passed in the National Assembly, namely; The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill; The National Register for Sexual Offences; and The Domestic Violence Amendment Bill.
Cde Mohamed was also fully active in community development in his support and pursuit for social justice, which led him to the establishment of the Southern Suburbs Legal Advice Centre, where he was currently serving as a Chairperson.
As the ANC Caucus, we have lost a very dedicated member who passionately worked hard for the advancement of the South African justice system. Cde Mohamed committed himself to the task of ensuring that justice is served fairly, without fear or favour. We will always cherish the lessons he shared with us from his well of knowledge and experience.
We extend our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, comrades and loved ones of Cde Mohamed. May you find comfort in knowing that he fought a good fight.
May your revolutionary spirit rest in peace Qabane.
Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip, Hon. Pemmy Majodina