JUST IN: Former speaker of Parliament Dr Frene Ginwala dies

January 13, 2023 0 By Cypher9ja

The founding Speaker of South Africa’s first democratic Parliament, Dr Frene Ginwala, has passed away at the age of 90.

Ginwala died on Thursday night following a stroke two weeks ago, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced her passing in a statement a short while ago.

Ramaphosa has extended his condolences to Ginwala’s friends, colleagues and associates in South Africa and beyond.

“On behalf of the nation and of the legislative, executive and judicial components of the State, the president offers his sincere condolences to Dr Ginwala’s family, her nephews Cyrus, Sohrab and Zavareh, and their families,” the Presidency said.

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