NFP leader Magwaza-Msibi dies

2021-Sep-06   08:34

NFP leader Magwaza-Msibi dies
National Freedom Party (NFP) leader, Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi has passed away aged 59.

- Mpho Galetshitse

National Freedom Party (NFP) leader, Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi has passed away aged 59.

Her party the NFP confirmed that she died in the early hours of Monday morning at Umhlanga Hospital in Durban .

NFP Secretary General, Canaan Mdletshe, said cardiac arrest was revealed as the cause of KaMagwaza-Msibi's passing.

"The doctors tried everything to save her, but unfortunately she succumbed to the cardiac arrest," said Mdletshe.

KaMagwaza-Msibi served as Deputy Minister of Science and Technology during Jacob Zuma's presidency between 2014 and 2019, but couldn't perform her duties for a good part of the term of office because the stroke had affected her speech and mobility. She resigned as a Member of Parliament in 2019 due to illhealth.

Ka-Magwaza-Msibi was also a member of the Inkatha Freedom Party befor she left due to leadership squabbles and formed her own party the NFP.

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