TO: ALL MEDIA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: 03 AUGUST 2021
GAUTENG LEGISLATURE TO HOST A SPECIAL HOUSE SITTING FOR THE LATE MPL LINDIWE LASINDWA
Speaker of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, Hon Ntombi Mekgwe, will convene a Special Virtual House Sitting to pay tribute to the late Honourable MPL Lindiwe Lasindwa on Thursday, 5 August 2021 at 10h00. Hon. Lasindwa sadly passed away on Sunday, 01 August 2021.
Hon. Lasindwa, who was deployed by the African National Congress (ANC), was a diligent and dedicated Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (MPL). At present, Hon Lasindwa was serving as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development and alternate member of the portfolio committee of Health.
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.
The proceedings of the Special Virtual House Sitting will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook as follows:
Hon. Lasindwa’s memorial service will also be held on Thursday, 05 August 2021 at the Faith Mission Church in Kwa-Thema from 15h00 to 17h00 and will be streamed live on Zoom meeting as follows: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4114152061?pwd=VmpNcStCMmFzRTZybG11b0tXYUthQT09
Meeting ID: 411 415 2061
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF HON. NTOMBI MEKGWE, SPEAKER OF THE GAUTENG PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE
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