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ANC Caucus mourns passing of ANC MP Cde Sibusiso Radebe

20 June 2018

It is with grave sadness that the Office of the ANC Chief Whip has received the news of the passing of ANC Member of Parliament, Comrade Goodwill Sibusiso Radebe. Comrade Radebe succumbed to injuries sustained from being shot during an attempted hijacking last night in Roodepoort, Gauteng.

A dedicated servant of our movement, Comrade Radebe served in numerous structures of our Mass Democratic Movement (MDM). He served as Deputy Secretary of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) in Mpumalanga in 1994, and in 1998, served as Chairperson of the South African Student Congress (SASCO) at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), formerly known as Pretoria Tecknikon. In 2002, he was part of the task team tasked with establishing branches of the Young Communist League (YCL) in Mpumalanga, and was elected as one of the first district secretaries in the Gert Sibande District. In 2008, Comrade Radebe was elected Provincial Treasurer of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in Mpumalanga.

Comrade Radebe joined Parliament in 2009 and previously served on the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education & Training, and the Portfolio Committee on Energy. At the time of his untimely passing, he was serving on the Portfolio Committee on Transport.

The African National Congress sends its deepest condolences to Comrade Radebe's wife and his entire family. May they find solace in the knowledge that we painfully share their loss and thank them for having borrowed the ANC and the country this incomparable servant of our people.

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip is in the process of notifying all the relevant structures of comrade Radebe's passing, and will make the necessary arrangements to visit the family. We will keep South Africans informed about the memorial and funeral service arrangements once they have been finalised by the family.


Issued by the Office of the ANC Chief Whip, comrade Jackson Mthembu.
Nonceba Mhlauli

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