The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

  1. notes with sadness the untimely passing on of Professor Eddie Mhlanga, the Chairperson of the National Committee on the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths, on Saturday February 5 2022;
  2. members that he was a renowned obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Mpumalanga Department of Health who contributed hugely to healthcare equality;
  3. further remembers that he was an advocate for women’s and child healthcare and was instrumental in helping implement the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1996;
  4. recalls that he was a professor and former head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, where many patients and staff alike held him in high regard;
  5. further recalls that he also served on the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics Task Team on the Prevention of Unsafe Abortion and was a past board member of Partners for Reproductive Justice;
  6. believes the country has lost an extraordinary man with impeccable qualities; and
  7. conveys its deepest condolences to the family of Prof Mhlanga and friends in the medical fraternity.