Article by: Dumisane Dube
National Freedom Party (NFP) leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi has passed away. She was 59-years-old.
NFP’s secretary general says Canaan Mdletshe, says KaMagwaza-Msibi passed away in a Durban hospital in the early hours of Monday morning.
She was Deputy Science and Technology minister between 2014 and 2019.
“We were not expecting this to happen. The last time we spoke to her she was giving us all hope, and I remember the last call I has with her she even gave me an instruction of what we must do as we were preparing for the elections. But she is no more and we are devastated and one actually has no words to express who we feel as the organisation. It’s like a nightmare. Its like someone is going to wake you up and say stop dreaming, but unfortunately, it’s true,” Said Mdletshe.
KaMagawaza-Msibi had taken a back seat from active politicking after suffering a stroke in 2014.
“The National Freedom Party notes with sadness the untimely passing of our leader and President VZ Magwaza-Msibi who passed on today. Magwaza-Msibi is the founding member and leader of the party. Her untimely death is a great loss to the National Freedom Party and all South Africans at large,” said NFP MP Achmed Shaik Emam.
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