Motion on the Passing of Former MP and Former MEC Dumisile Nhlengethwa


The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House


  1. notes with sadness the passing on of the former Member of Parliament and former Mpumalanga MEC, Cde Dumisile Nhlengethwa on Monday 24th May 2021 at the age of 51;

  2. acknowledges that Cde Dumisile was a remarkable and seasoned woman leader who never missed any stage of development in the revolution:

  3. understands that at the time of her passing she was serving as the member of the Mayoral Committee leading the Infrastructure and Technical Services portfolio in the Gert Sibande District Municipality;

  4. recalls that in 2009 she was elected as a Member of Parliament and diligently served as the Chairperson of Agriculture and Land Affairs and later Chairperson of the Cooperative Governance and Traditional affairs until 2014;

  5. further recalls that in 2014 she joined the Mpumalanga Legislature and was deployed as the MEC to the Department of Public Roads and Transport;

  6. remembers Dumi as a leader committed in the struggle towards total emancipation of women; and

  7. conveys condolences to the Nhlengethwa family, friends and the African National Congress.