Environmental Affairs Minister Molewa passed away after short illness

Environmental Affairs Minister Molewa passed away after short illness

- South Africa's Minister of Environmental Affairs passed away on Saturday

- The details of her death have not been released but she passed after a short illness

- Molewa served in her position as minister since 2014

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Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has passed away on Saturday at the age of 61.

After a brief illnes, Molewa passed away in a hospital in Pretoria. She got ill shortly after her visit to China to attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Summit.

Molewa is mourned by South Africans as she was loved and respected by many.

She was the first female premier for the North West province from 2004 until 2009. Before becoming the Minister of Environmental Affairs in 2014, Molewa served as the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs since 2010.

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Details around Molewa's passing haven't yet been revealed. Khusela Diko, has confirmed Molewa's death.

Before passing away, Molewa served as chairperson of the ANCWL in North West. According to a report by EWN, condolences have streamed in since the news of Molewa's death was shared.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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