TO: ALL MEDIA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: 02 AUGUST 2021
GAUTENG LEGISLATURE MOURNS THE PASSING OF MPL LINDIWE LASINDWA
The Gauteng Provincial Legislature sadly mourns the passing of one of our Members, Honourable Lindiwe Lasindwa who was deployed by the African National Congress (ANC). Hon. Lasindwa sadly passed away on Sunday morning.
Member Lasindwa was a diligent and dedicated Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (MPL), who was presently serving as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development.
Hon Lasindwa also served as the Chairperson of Infrastructure Development and Gender, Youth, and People with Disabilities (GEYODI). Her passion and advocacy on the rights of women, youth, and people with disability in society in general led to her appointment as the Chairperson of GEYODI and a member of the Multi-Party Women’s Caucus. Under her leadership, GEYODI undertook a focussed Intervention Study on GPL’s compliance on accessibility of Public building by People with Disability. This resulted in infrastructure upgrades to cater for people with disabilities. The level of the current state of compliance can attributed to her leadership. She also advocated for these issues to be mainstreamed in all areas of the economy and workplace.
She was also serving on other Portfolio and Standing Committees such as Petitions, Education, and Public Transport, Roads and Works as well as the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA).
Prior to joining the Gauteng Legislature in 2006, Hon. Lasindwa served as a ward councillor in Ekurhuleni, serving in the Committee of Health, Social Development and Public Safety.
We wish to extend our deepest condolences to Hon. Lasindwa’s family, colleagues, comrades and friends. Hon. Lasindwa’s passing is a great loss to the Legislature, her community and the struggle for the emancipation and empowerment of women, youth and people with disabilities.
May her revolutionary soul rest in perfect peace!
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF HON. NTOMBI MEKGWE, SPEAKER OF THE GAUTENG PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE
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