Motion without notice by Chief Whip of the Majority Party, Dr Mathole Motshekga on Mama Mittah Seperepere
9 November 2010
I move without notice, that the House;
The sad passing of a gallant freedom fighter, a pathfinder of note and community builder; Mama Mittah Seperepere or Goeieman as she was affectionately known on 30 October 2010.
That Mama Mittah was born on the 28th December 1929, in Riverton and lived most of her adult life in exile.
Her participation in sowing the seeds of the struggle for women emancipation. Inspired by the Programme of Action of 1949 of the ANC Youth League. Her involvement earned her the wrath of the Special Branch, culminating in her imprisonment in 1965.
That in 1989 Mama Mittah was appointed ANC Chief Representative to Madagascar, La Reunion, Seychelles, Mauritius and the Comoros.
That in 1990, she returned to South Africa and served as a Member of the National Assembly from 1994 to 1999
Our heartfelt condolences to the Seperepere family, friends and comrades in the ANC and the Alliance
I thank you!