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Motion on death of Western Cape SANC and PEC member

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes with shock the passing of ANC Western Cape PEC member Elese Depouche on Tuesday 6 March 2017;
2) further notes that Depouche was shot as he entered his house in Crossroads around 8pm in the evening of Tuesday, and died in Grooteschuur hospital hours later;
3) understands that the motive behind his murder and those responsible for it is still unclear at this stage;
4) acknowledges that the former City of Cape Town councillor, Depouche was a resilient and patient cadre of the movement with an indomitable spirit;
5) remembers him as a humble and honest servant who focussed on the interests of the poor and who realized that politics and public service is more than just work;
6) calls upon the South African Police Services to leave no stone unturned in their investigation into this case; and
7) conveys its condolences to the family and friends of Cde Elese Depouche.

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