ANC Caucus in the Gauteng Legislature saddened by passing on of Cde Jacqui Mofokeng and her daughter Thato Mofokeng.
The ANC Caucus in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature has received with sadness the shocking news of the passing on of our former Deputy Chief Whip, former Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature and current Member of Parliament (MP) Cde Jacqui Mofokeng and her beloved daughter Thato Mofokeng. Cde Jacqui tragically passed away a day after her daughter passed on.
Cde Jacqui is one of the long serving members of the Gauteng Legislature, having served as a member for 20 years (1999 – 2019) Cde Jacqui served as Chairperson of Standing Committee on Oversight on the Office of the Premier and Legislature, Chairperson of Community Safety Portfolio committee. She also served in the portfolio committees of Social development, Education and local government. Cde Jacqui served as a Deputy Chief Whip and Chairperson of Women’s Caucus as well as Chairperson of Media and Communication committee at the ANC Caucus.
When Cde Jacqui assumed the role of Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Subordinate Legislation (CSSL) she understood that the legislature is a site of struggle and should be used to advance transformation and the enactment of progressive legislation to improve the quality of lives of the people.
Cde Jacqui has been a trailblazer for many ideas that are now public interest on matters of Women empowerment and the protection of the rights of Women and Children. Cde Jacqui understood that the struggle for national liberation was equally a struggle against sexism and gender oppression.
Cde Jacqui has a distinguished history in the Anti-Apartheid struggle and had an illustrious political life, she cut her teeth as a youth and gender activist in Tshwane where she served as the Regional Secretary and Chairperson of the ANCWL. She currently serves as PEC Member of the ANCWL in Gauteng, she also served as the Spokesperson of the ANCWL PEC in Gauteng. Cde Jacqui was passionate about youth development as demonstrated by her involvement in various community development initiatives.
Cde Jacqui served in ANC Regional Executive Committee member in Tshwane and served as the first woman Regional Deputy Chairperson in Tshwane. She also served on the PEC of SANCO Gauteng.
The untimely demise of Cde Jacqui and her daughter Thato is a grim reminder that death is always with us and we are still in the battle against the invisible enemy called Covid19. It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to an outstanding patriot, a champion for the marginalized and the downtrodden and the defender of the Women and Children.
The ANC Caucus in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature expresses its sincere heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, colleagues of Cde Jacqui and Thato and the entire mass democratic movement especially the ANCWL that Cde Jacqui dearly loved and led.
Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip, Cde Mzi Khumalo.
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Cde Lesego Makhubela
ANC Gauteng Provincial Legislature
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