The African National Congress (ANC) dips its revolutionary banner in honour of Comrade Elizabeth Thabethe, a true servant of the people of South Africa and a dedicated cadre of the liberation movememt.
The former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Small Business Development and Tourism, passed on today, Friday, 26 March 2021. She was recently appointed as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Investment.
Comrade Thabethe worked tirelessly for the economic enpowerment of black people, especially women, youth and people with disabilities. Many emerging entrepreneurs will remember her as their trusted friend and champion.
Her death marks the end of a revolutionary life that was genuinely dedicated to the vision of a better life for all. She placed the plight and aspirations of the oppressed masses above her own life and personal comfort.
The people of our country will treasure her memory as one of our most distinguished daughters who consciously chose to serve her people selflessly.
The best tribute we can pay to her is to continue to work tirelessly in pursuit of the kind of society for which she sacrificed most of her life. This will be a fitting tribute to this distinguished daughter of the soil.
The ANC sends its heartfelt condolences to her family, comrades and the entire mass democratic movement. We hope they will find solace in the knowledge that the nation shares in their grief. We wish them strength and fortitude during this difficult time.
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