Former Deputy Minister to be laid to rest

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Tebogo Msimanga |

Former Deputy Minister of Tourism and Presidential Envoy on Investments, Elizabeth Thabethe will be laid to rest on Saturday, 3 April 2021 in Katlehong, Gauteng Province. Thabethe died on  26  March 2021 following a period of hospitalisation after a road accident.

President Cyril  Ramaphosa said “As government and the nation we mourn the passing of a leader and campaigner who served her political movement, the Gauteng legislature, the National Assembly and various economic portfolios in government with distinction and determination.”

Ramaphosa described Thabethe as a champion of economic transformation and equity, who worked tirelessly in “our country and internationally in pursuit of economic inclusion and shared prosperity.”

The funeral service will be held at the Change Bible Church, 485 Makau Street, Tsolo Section in Katlehong. She is to be laid at her final resting place at the Heroes Acres, Thomas Nkobi Cemetery in South Park.

Thabethe also served as Deputy Minister for the portfolios Trade and Industry (2005-2009 &2010-2014), Small Business (2014-2017) and Tourism (2017-2019).

She was recently appointed Presidential envoy for Investments by President Ramaphosa. Thabethe is survived by her daughter, grandson and sister.

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