Free State Legislature Confirms Passing of Speaker

The Free State Legislature has confirmed to the province and the country the sad news of the passing away of its Speaker, Sisi Mabe.

Mabe passed away on Sunday at 2.30pm at the Vereeniging Medi-Clinic.

She was serving as the Speaker of the Fifth Legislature following the 2014 National General Elections.

“She was a g woman, brilliant and yet humble. She was a real servant of the people and her death is a great loss to our country,” said Life Mokone, spokesperson for the Free State Provincial Legislature on Monday.

Mokone said during her lifetime, Mabe served in many levels of the democratic government including in the Executive Council as the MEC responsible for Health and subsequently Public Works and Rural Development.

The Free State Legislature is expected to host a media briefing today regarding the details of the funeral. –

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