African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament, Fezeka Loliwe died in a fatal car accident which took place in Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape on Monday.
In a statement ANC Chief Whip, Jackson Mthembu, expressed shock and extended his condolences to her family, friends and fellow comrades.
Loliwe died in a motor vehicle accident while on her way from her parliamentary Constituency Office in Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape.
“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.
Police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender said police 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 said.