Death Of DA MP Cobus Schmidt

24 November 2009

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip has learned with shock and sadness of the death of the Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament, Cobus Schmidt, in a car accident last night.

Schmidt was a member of the parliamentary portfolio committee on energy and also served as the DA’s shadow Minister of Energy.

He was undoubtedly one of the hardest working MPs in that portfolio committee and always contributed excellent arguments that enhanced the quality of Parliament`s oversight role.

While we at times fiercely disagreed with some of his views and those of his party on a number of issues, we appreciated the fearless and forthright manner with which he raised those issues.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, his political home - the DA, his friends and colleagues.

Issued by
The Office of the ANC Chief Whip
ANC Parliamentary Caucus
Parliament of the Republic of SA
Cape Town, 8000

Moloto Mothapo 082 370 6930