- ANC MP Fezeka Loliwe was killed in a car accident on Monday
- The party has expressed its shock and dismay at her passing
- Police are still investigating the cause of the accident
African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament, Fezeka Loliwe died in a fatal car accident in Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape on Monday.
ANC Chief Whip, Jackson Mthembu, expressed shock and extended his condolences to her family, friends and fellow comrades in a statement.
The motor vehicle accident occurred while Loliwe was on her way from her parliamentary Constituency Office in Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape, Briefly.co.za gathered.
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“Comrade Loliwe was a dedicated public representative who joined Parliament in 2014. She served as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee (PC) on Labour and had previously served as the ANC Whip for the PC on Labour.
"She formed part of the team who conducted the Parliamentary Inquiry into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
"Loliwe was also the Whip of our ANC Caucus Disciplinary Committee (CDC).
“Her untimely departure leaves a deep void within structures of the ANC Caucus and Parliament as a whole. The people of South Africa have truly been robbed of one of the most dedicated public representatives,” the statement read.
Captain Mali Govender, spokesperson for the police, said they were investigating a case of culpable homicide.
Govender said the accident took place on the R63 near Alice.
“The circumstances around how the accident occurred are still unclear and will be investigated but [the South African Police Service] SAPS can confirm that a single vehicle was involved and the driver was alone in the vehicle,” she added.
Condolences have been pouring in from party members, COSATU, and the public.
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